Motera Likely to be World's Biggest Cricket Stadium: BJP President Amit Shah

Amit Shah feels that better facilities will improve the quality of cricketers produced in Gujarat.

Updated: September 26, 2014 16:35 IST
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Ahmedabad: BJP president Amit Shah, who also heads the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), on Friday said that the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to be made the world's biggest in terms of crowd capacity.

"We have been making attempts to make Motera world's best and state-of-the art stadium. For which the design and the project is ready. But due to the recent polls it has been postponed," Shah said during a cricket practice ground inauguration function here.

"The BCCI has also assured us to give full support in the project. And perhaps it (Sardar Patel Motera Stadium) will become the world's highest stadium in terms of sitting capacity," Shah added.

He stressed that the better facilities will help bring out the best from cricket players of Gujarat.

"It is very difficult to become a good cricketer if facilities are not up to the mark. There will neither be quality nor quantity in such circumstances. With the better ground facilities, we will get good cricketers from Gujarat," he said

Shah was in the city to inaugurate a cricket ground of GCA in Gujarat College here. He was accompanied by the Reliance group president of Corporate affairs and GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani.

Later, Shah observed the pitch of the newly-inaugurated cricket ground in Gujarat college, where he tried to play two strokes against the bowling of Nathwani.

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