The Motera stadium, Ahmedabad is currently being revamped in a bid to make it the world’s largest stadium. In a tweet by Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Vice-President Parimal Nathwani, the pictures of the stadium under construction were released for the first time. Talking about the “dream project”, Nathwani said that the stadium will be larger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He also said that once the construction of GCA’s dream stadium completes, it will become a matter of pride for the entire nation.
The Motera stadium, before being revamped, had hosted 23 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) till December 2011. The stadium was also host to some historic events in cricketing history, which includes former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar completing 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
Among other important events, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar had scored his first Test Match double-hundred against New Zealand in this very stadium. The Motera stadium was first constructed in the year 1982, with a seating capacity of 49,000. The stadium hosted its first Test in the year 1983, between India and the Windies.