Team India sweat it out at Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of pink-ball test
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant tweeted a picture of his with skipper Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and local lad Axar Patel in the gym. "Great to have our first gym training session with the team at the new Motera stadium," he wrote.
Indian players in awe of World’s Largest Cricket Stadium, visitors not far behind
After hosting the knockouts of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last month, the newly built Motera Stadium readies itself to host international cricket for the first time. India and England arrive at the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Stadium being tied 1-1 in the series. The remaining two matches of the four-match series will take place in the Stadium, followed by the five T20Is next month. The first match taking place at the ground will be the pink-ball Test starting next week
Gujarat Cricket Association’s Joint Secretary Anil Patel said 4 dressing rooms, LED lights installed to eliminate shadows at Motera Cricket Stadium
The newly-installed LED floodlights at refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera will eliminate shadows, making it easier to spot the aerial balls during the upcoming day/night Test between India and England, starting February 24. The world’s largest cricket stadium will also have 11 centre strips, which is also unique, along with never-before heard four dressing rooms with in-built gymnasium, said Gujarat Cricket Association’s Joint secretary Anil Patel.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said Narendra Modi Stadium is completely sold out and want to see every seat and stand full.
Ganguly expressed his happiness over the return of spectators in the cricket stadiums. He said that BCCI wants to see all the seats and stands full at the newly-built Motera Cricket Stadium. After defeating England by 317 runs in the second Test on Tuesday, Virat Kohli-led team India will now shift their focus to the pink-ball Test which begins on February 24 in Ahmedabad. Ahead of the upcoming day-night affair, former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly have confirmed that tickets for the third Test are ‘completely sold out’.
Ticket booking begins for India-England test at Narendra Modi Stadium
Booking of tickets for the third Test between India and England at the world's biggest cricket stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad will begin from Sunday, officials of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) said. The authorities have decided to allow 50 per cent spectators inside the Motera stadium for the last two Test matches of the four-match series, the GCA officials added.