#MoteraStadium

35 minutes ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
India registered a 10-wicket win in the third Test against England on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • The pink-ball Test between India and England ended in two days, leading to a lot of criticism
  • BCCI understands that another rank turner will not bode well for the new venue
  • If there has been one good and one bad pitch at the same venue, the ICC is unlikely to take any action

19 hours ago.London, UK
Alastair Cook has spoken against Virat Kohli's assessment of the Motera pitch. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@AlastairCookOfficial)

  • Alastair Cook said Virat Kohli "defended the wicket almost as if it's a BCCI thing"
  • Kohli had said it was the quality of batting that wasn't up to the mark
  • "Take the wicket out and blame the batsmen?" Cook asked

23 hours ago.Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
A total of 30 wickets fell in the third Test with spinner taking 28 of them. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • ICC rules state that a pitch is rated 'poor' if it favours the bowlers or batsmen
  • But ICC has clarified pitch and ground ratings will not impact the World Test Championship points table
  • This means that India will not lose any points even if the Motera pitch is deemed 'poor'

2 days ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Rohit Sharma remained at the crease at the end of the day, unbeaten with a score of 57 from 82 balls. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Indian spinner Axar Patel, alongside fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, played a critical role in collapsing England's batting order
  • Starting their batting late in the evening, India lost two important wickets in Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli
  • England's highest partnership, 47 runs, came in the third wicket

2 days ago.Gujarat, India
The Narendra Modi stadium was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind today. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • Leaders of the opposition said that changing the name of the stadium was disgraceful
  • Union Minister Prakash Javedkar said that only the stadium's name was changed
  • The name of the complex would still be called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave

3 days ago
The Motera Stadium is currently the largest international cricket stadium in the world. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The stadium was initially inaugurated as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cricket Stadium in early 2020
  • The event led to a meme frenzy on Twitter
  • While supported the move, others remained critical or took sarcastic shots at it

3 days ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Indian skipper Virat Kohli (left) said that the players will have to quickly adapt to the new LED ring lights. (Phoro Credit: Twitter/ @imVkohli)

  • Virat Kohli said that he was worried that LED ring lights that might impact visibility
  • Narendra Modi Stadium has similar lights like the Dubai International Stadium, where it was challenging for fielders during last IPL
  • "I'm a bit more worried about the lights than the colour of the seats," Kohli added

3 days ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
The four-match series is currently level at 1-1. (PTI Photo)

  • India and England will play each in a day-night Test for the first time at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad
  • Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer and James Anderson returning to the playing eleven
  • India have made two changes, with Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar returning

3 days ago
The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the third and the fourth India-England Tests from February 24. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, the refurbished world's largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of over 1.32 lakh spectators was on Wednesday inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

3 days ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma made his Test debut in May, 2007. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • Ishant Sharma is set to be only the second Indian pacer, after Kapil Dev, to make 100 Test appearances
  • He has 302 wickets in 99 Tests so far
  • "It's rare to see a pacer have such longevity these days," skipper Virat Kohli said