IND vs ENG: President Kovind will inaugurate the largest cricket stadium in the world, Motera
IND vs ENG: President Kovind will inaugurate the largest cricket stadium in the world, Motera

On Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind will officially inaugurate the revamped Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, ahead of the India-England pink-ball test.

Motera will host Wednesday’s day/night test between the two sides, which will also mark the venue’s first international match since its reconstruction. The stadium now holds the record, with the capacity to host 1,10,00 fans, for being the world’s largest in the sport.

However, Motera will host a 55,000 capacity crowd in the third test, due to restrictions on COVID-19.

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In addition to four dressing rooms and an Olympic-level swimming pool, Motera Stadium has 11 strips of six red and five black floors.

In 2016, the old Motera Stadium, which had a capacity of 54,000 spectators, was dismantled.

Earlier, the revamped stadium hosted all of last month’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy knock-out matches.

The four-match test series currently stands at 1-1 between India and England. While the visitors won the first test by 227 runs, India made a wonderful comeback in the second to beat England by 317 runs.

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The Motera Stadium, as well as all five T20Is between the two sides, will host the remaining two test matches of the series. On March 12, the T20I series begins.