The newly-installed LED floodlights at refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera will remove shadows, making it simpler to identify the aerial balls in the course of the upcoming day/night time Check between India and England, beginning February 24.
The world’s largest cricket stadium may also have 11 centre strips, which can also be distinctive, together with never-before heard 4 dressing rooms with in-built gymnasium, mentioned Gujarat Cricket Affiliation’s joint secretary Anil Patel.
The Motera stadium had undergone intensive renovation which began when present BCCI secretary Jay Shah was in command of state cricket unit.
With a seating capability of 1,10,000, which is greater than Melbourne Cricket Floor, the GCA will put up round 55,000 tickets on sale for the following two Check matches on the venue.
Not too long ago, the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy’s knock-outs have been held on the Motera.
“That is the one stadium on this planet with 11 centre pitches on the primary floor. Additionally we’re the one stadium on this planet with similar soil getting used for follow in addition to centre strips,” GCA joint secretary Patel mentioned.
“As an alternative of mast lights, now we have put in LED lights on your entire round roof for higher visibility and to remove shadows,” he mentioned.
Patel additionally mentioned that state-of-the-art drainage system will assist the bottom dry up in fast time in case of a heavy downpour.
“Sand has been used beneath the grass. This together with a state-of-the-art drainage system will take away the rain water in a short time compared to different common grounds.
“Even in case of eight cm of rainfall throughout a match, the water would drain out very quick. This may scale back the possibilities of matches being cancelled as a consequence of rain,” mentioned Patel.
He added that tools price Rs 2 crore have been bought only for the maintenance of the bottom.
The stadium, unfold in an space of 63 acres, additionally has 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines. That is along with the outside follow pitches and two follow grounds with a small pavilion space, mentioned Patel.
“That is the one stadium on this planet with 4 dressing rooms for the gamers. Every dressing room has a state-of-the-art gymnasium amongst different facilities. The stadium additionally has a clubhouse with 50 deluxe rooms and 5 suites,” Patel mentioned in the course of the media tour of the stadium.