Jharkhand Governor to inaugurate Ranchi stadium ahead of India-England ODI match

India take on England in the third ODI of the five-match series on Saturday in Ranchi © PTI

Ranchi: Jan 17, 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister and President of the state cricket association, Narendra Modi will not be a part of the inaugural ceremony of the newly-constructed JSCA International Stadium Complex to be held at Ranchi on Thursday.

“He (Modi) is pre-occupied and hence would not be able to make it here,” Jharkhand State Cricket Association secretary Rajesh Verma told PTI.

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed will be the chief guest on the occasion, while BCCI dignitaries, including BCCI president N Srinivasan, would also be present at the ceremony that will be held at 4 pm on Friday.

The newly-built stadium will host its first international fixture when India take on England in the third ODI of the five-match series on Saturday.