Aside from Sachin Tendulkar, other cricketers such as Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, and Dilip Vengsarkar were also invited to the Varanasi stone-laying ceremony.
Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event to commemorate the laying of the foundation stone for an international cricket stadium in Varanasi. The cricket stadium in Varanasi, which also happens to be PM Modi’s Lok Sabha seat, is another step towards developing modern, world-class sporting facilities, according to officials.
Aside from Sachin Tendulkar, other cricketers such as Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, and Dilip Vengsarkar were also invited to the Varanasi stone-laying ceremony. Key BCCI executives attended the ceremony, including President Roger Binny, Vice President Rajiv Shukla, and Secretary Jay Shah.
The stadium will be built in collaboration with the Yogi Adityanath-led government of Uttar Pradesh and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). While the UP government paid 121 crore on land acquisition, the BCCI expects to spend over 330 crore building the international stadium.
The stadium’s thematic structure is inspired by Lord Shiva, with crescent-shaped roof canopies, tridents-shaped floodlights, seating arranged like ghat steps, and metallic sheets on the exterior fashioned like Bilvipatra. The stadium can seat up to 30,000 spectators.
Prime Minister Modi is in Varanasi.
PM Modi is in Varanasi to inaugurate and take part in a number of events. Following the international stadium’s ground-breaking event, the Prime Minister will visit the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre and take part in the closing ceremony of the Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023.
PM Modi will dedicate 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas established across Uttar Pradesh at the event.
“Another golden chapter will be added to the journey of Baba Shri Vishwanath ji’s holy city Kashi tomorrow.” “Respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji will lay the foundation stone of the ‘International Cricket Stadium’ in Varanasi tomorrow, which will cost approximately 451 crores,” CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted on X.
“Aside from that, Kashi MP will participate in the closing and prize distribution ceremony of the Cultural Mahotsav 2023 to inaugurate 16 newly constructed Atal Residential Schools at a cost of approximately 1,115 crore.” Congratulations, Mr. Prime Minister!” Yogi stated in a Hindi-language social media post.