In a significant development for cricket enthusiasts in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a state-of-the-art international cricket stadium in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency. This momentous occasion was graced by the presence of former Indian cricketing legends, including Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri, as well as key dignitaries from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), such as BCCI President Roger Binny, Vice-President Rajiv Shukla, and Secretary Jay Shah. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the ceremony, highlighting the importance of this project.
The construction of this world-class cricket stadium is a collaborative effort between the Uttar Pradesh government and the BCCI. The state government allocated ₹121 crore for the acquisition of the land required for the stadium, while the BCCI has committed ₹330 crore for the construction of the state-of-the-art facility.
Situated near the Ring Road in the Rajatalab area of Varanasi, the stadium is set to become a cricketing hub and a source of pride for the region. The unique feature of the spectators’ gallery design, inspired by the steps of the iconic ghats of Varanasi, promises a distinctive and visually stunning setting for cricket enthusiasts.
The stadium is slated for completion by December 2025, offering a promising venue for hosting international and domestic cricket matches. With this addition, Varanasi will join the ranks of cities boasting international cricket stadiums in Uttar Pradesh, alongside Kanpur and Lucknow.
This landmark project not only signifies the growth of cricket infrastructure in India but also underscores the sport’s cultural significance and popularity in the country. The stadium’s development is expected to enhance the region’s sporting landscape and provide a platform for nurturing cricket talent in the future.
As the project progresses, cricket aficionados and sports enthusiasts eagerly await the inauguration of this world-class stadium, which is poised to play a pivotal role in promoting cricket and fostering sporting excellence in the region.
Sources By Agencies