March 20, 2023

UP set to get its third international cricket stadium in Varanasi | Cricket News

LUCKNOW: After Lucknow and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is set to get its third international cricket stadium in Varanasi and the paintings at the identical will begin by way of May-June this 12 months.
The state govt has bought a land measuring 31 acres in Rajatalab house of Varanasi for the international cricket stadium, and the land will probably be passed over to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by way of the top of this month, in accordance to officers.
BCCI’s honorary secretary Jay Shah and BCCI vp Rajeev Shukla had visited Varanasi previous this week in this regard.
“The Uttar Pradesh government has identified around 31 acres of land in Ganjari village in Rajatalab tehsil (of Varanasi) for the construction of the international cricket stadium. It will be the third such stadium in the state after Green Park in Kanpur and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana stadium in Lucknow, where international matches will be played,” UPCA director Yudhvir Singh advised PTI on Sunday.
He mentioned the development paintings of the brand new stadium will begin by way of May-June this 12 months, and the stadium is most probably to be finished by way of the top of 2024.
“The cost of construction of the proposed cricket stadium is around Rs 300 crore,” Singh mentioned.
Singh mentioned the proposed international cricket stadium will probably be constructed as in step with the international requirements, and it’ll have a capability of accommodating 30,000 guests.
UPCA secretary Arvind Kumar Srivastava mentioned Jay Shah and Rajeev Shukla had previous this week visited Varanasi in this regard.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma mentioned, “The Uttar Pradesh government has purchased 31 acres of land from the Rajatalab area (of Varanasi) from farmers at almost Rs 120 crore. This land will be given to the UPCA on a 30-year lease by the end of this month. In lieu of the lease, the UPCA will give Rs 10 lakh every year to the UP government. After this, the UPCA will construct its own stadium (on this land).”
Sharma additionally mentioned that it’s imaginable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might lay the basis of the international cricket stadium in June this 12 months.
Confirming the talk over with of Shah and Shukla, the divisional commissioner mentioned, “BCCI and UPCA officials held some rounds of talks with the district administration officials regarding the construction of the cricket stadium. Now, in the last week of this month, Rs 10 lakh lease fee will be deposited, and the land will be handed over to the UPCA. After this, the BCCI will assign the work of construction of the cricket stadium to its construction agency.”
To a query at the availability of resort amenities in the town as in step with the international cricket suits, Sharma mentioned, “The stadium will be constructed in Rajatalab area of Varanasi. This area is surrounded by Ring Road, and has wide roads, which leads to the (proposed) stadium. There is one five star hotel in Varanasi. Soon, new hotels will be coming up, and some hotels are being expanded.”
UPCA director Yudhvir Singh mentioned folks of Kashi will probably be ready to benefit from the cricket suits in the stadium from 2025.