While the England squad was slogging it out within the observe space on Tuesday afternoon, the motion was much more hectic in the primary stadium. With the world’s largest cricket venue set to host its first worldwide match, the Sardar Patel Stadium wore a festive look.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah was overseeing the final-minute preparations on the 1,10,000-capability stadium that may have President Ram Nath Kovind in attendance on the primary day of the pink-ball Test.
The state-of-the-artwork stadium has 11 pitches and will likely be illuminated by a hoop of fireside, a round LED lights association, as an alternative of floodlight towers.
The spotlight of the venue, nonetheless, is the availability of 4 dressing rooms with facilities together with gymnasiums. This is prone to come in useful when T20 double-headers change into the norm in cricket.