BCCI (Image Credits: Twitter)
BCCI (Image Credits: Twitter)

In Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UPCA intends to construct a $345 million international cricket stadium. The UP government and BCCI will assist with this.

The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association’s (UPCA) big dream is about to come true.
The UPCA, like the other state cricket associations in the country, now has its stadium.

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association[photo: Wikipedia]
Approximately Rs 345 crore would be spent on the construction of an international cricket stadium in Varanasi. The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) will construct it, with the UP government supplying the site. UPCA will receive the same amount from BCCI since it provides each state cricket association with a subsidy of Rs 80–90 crore for the construction of a stadium.

A senior BCCI official confirmed to Dainik Jagran that vice-president Rajeev Shukla and secretary Jay Shah visited the designated area in Ganjari in Rajatalab tehsil on Sunday.

Rajeev Shukla
Rajeev Shukla. (Credits: Twitter)

That site has been determined appropriate for the stadium by UPCA and BCCI.
There will shortly be a formal announcement of the building.

The Union Sports Minister and Jay Shah had already visited Varanasi to view the land but that land was not liked.

‘A stadium with a capacity of 30 to 35000 spectators’: BCCI Official

Green Park and Ekana Stadium are located in Lucknow and Kanpur, respectively, however, neither are properties of the UPCA. Green Park is a state-owned property that the UPCA has leased from the state while Ikana was constructed using the PPP (Public Private Partnership) concept. Any matches that UPCA receives from the BCCI are organized at Ekana Stadium for ODI and T20 games and Kanpur for Test matches.

Jay Shah and Saurav Ganguly
Jay Shah and Saurav Ganguly (Image Credits: Twitter)

A BCCI official stated that “Because it would not be appropriate to construct a stadium with a larger capacity in eastern Uttar Pradesh, we are currently considering building a stadium in Varanasi with a capacity of between 30 and 35000 spectators.”

Most of the games will be played at the UPCA’s stadium in Banaras whenever it is built.

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