Team Adda247 and BankersAadda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series for SBI and IBPS interview 2021. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics on a daily basis, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack if any current affairs topic is asked in the interview. Today’s Current Affairs topic is Narendra Modi stadium: World’s biggest cricket stadium: Current Affairs Special Series.
The Narendra Modi stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, the biggest cricket facility in the world which was inaugurated by President Shri Ram Nath Kovind in presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and other dignitaries.
The first match is the day-night third test match between India and England and will also host the fourth and final game of series. The newly state of the art facility has capacities of 1.32 lakh spectators, the stadium is spread over 63 acres land and it’s seating capacity is more than 1.30 lakh spectators which surpasses Melbourne Cricket Ground which have capacity of 90 thousand spectators. The stadium has 11 pitches using red soil and black soil even it is the only stadium in the world to have same soil surfaces for the main & practice pitches. Its sub-soil drainage system enables water to be drained off within half an hour from the time it stops raining. The traditional lights have been replaced with LED lights providing shadow-less light. This is the only cricket stadium in the world which has four dressing rooms for the players.
The stadium was closed for this renovation in 2015. Indian cricketers were left amazed by the sight of the world’s biggest stadium in Motera. The stadium has many facilitations which are: Cricket Academy for training, indoor practice pitches, two separate practice grounds with small pavilion area; A sports complex for multiple sports like football, basketball, kabbadi, lawn tennis, hockey, boxing, and running track. This stadium is developed by using eco-friendly techniques coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave. Ahmedabad (Gujarat’s heritage city) will be known as the ‘Sports city’ of India.