India vs New Zealand: Raipur gears as much as be India’s fiftieth ODI venue | Cricket Information

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RAIPUR: The magnificent Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Worldwide Cricket Stadium right here is all geared as much as turn into the fiftieth venue in India to stage an ODI when it hosts the second recreation of the India-New Zealand white-ball sequence on Saturday. This would be the maiden worldwide match at this stadium, which has a formidable 49,000 crowd capability.
Inaugurated in 2008, it’s the third-largest stadium in India, and the fourth largest on the planet. The stadium is called after Veer Narayan Singh Binjhwar, a landlord from Sonakhan who spearheaded the 1857 conflict for India’s independence in Chhattisgarh.
“It is a proud second for us, and we’re equipped for it. There is a large craze for cricket right here. This may be gauged by the truth that once we opened the ticket gross sales for this match at a ticketing platform, all of the tickets had been offered inside 6 hours of us doing that. Nonetheless, persons are queuing up exterior the stadium, hoping to get tickets. We have reserved round 4,000 seats for schoolchildren at a value of Rs 300 per ticket,” Mukul Tiwari, the secretary of Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh (Affiliation), advised TOI on Thursday.

“Our preparations for this match have been superb. We have now a world-class stadium which may accommodate nearly 50,000 spectators. The outfield is lush inexperienced and the pitch is sporting. Our intention is to bid to turn into one of many cities which levels one of many video games of the ODI World Cup later this 12 months, and we need to put up a grand present which is able to allow us to do this,” he added.
In 2013 and 2015, Raipur hosted two IPL video games every, as the house venue of the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), and in 2014, it staged 8 video games of the now-defunct CLT20. It has additionally been a well-liked venue for a sequence involving veteran cricketers. Staging a global recreation, although, places Chhattisgarh within the new league, and the native affiliation desires to have a good time the event in grand fashion.
“This is among the greatest sporting occasions of our state. We’ll have a laser present after the match, which is able to showcase the tradition of Chhattisgarh. We have invited the presidents and secretaries of all of the associations in India to look at the match. Jay Shah BCCI secretary) was presupposed to be right here as effectively, however he will not be capable of make it because of private commitments,” knowledgeable Tiwari.
Certainly, it is an enormous leap for an affiliation which turned a full member of the BCCI solely in 2016. “The police division of Raipur too has been extraordinarily supportive. We may have 1600 cops stationed on the stadium,” he concluded.

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