Plans are in order to turn Motera stadium in Ahmedabad into the largest in the world © Getty Images (File Photo)
Plans are in order to turn Motera stadium in Ahmedabad into the largest in the world © Getty Images (File Photo)

Ahmedabad: Sep 26, 2014

BJP president Amit Shah believes that Motera stadium in Ahmedabad would become the highest capacity sitting stadium in the world, confirmed the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) president on friday.

“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. 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 said during a cricket practice ground inauguration function here.

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