The foundation of World’s third largest cricket stadium was laid in Jaipur-Delhi bypass on Saturday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla and secretary Jay Shah attended the ceremony virtually.
Expressing his delight, Chief Minister Gehlot said, “Today is a golden opportunity for Rajasthan cricket. Former RCA president CP Joshi saw the dream of RCA having its own stadium in Jaipur and now the professional cricket environment is being created in the state. As 7 out of 10 big stadiums in the world are in India, this stadium of Rajasthan shall be in third place in the world which is a matter of pride for the players of Rajasthan and the people of the state.”
Meanwhile, BCCI president Ganguly said that a lot of resources have been developed in the last ten years. “Today BCCI is the leading cricket board in the world. I have spent many days in Jaipur. The SMS stadium here is wonderful. But now the world’s third largest stadium is being built here in Jaipur which is a matter of happiness.”
“I am somewhat disappointed that my Kolkata stadium will now come to the last position. A lot of players are playing for the country from Rajasthan. Hope we will continue to play and bring laurels to the country.