UPCA is planning to build an international cricket stadium in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi at a cost of Rs 345 crore. For this the UP government and BCCI will help.
A big dream of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association i.e. UPCA is going to come true soon.Like different state cricket associations of the country, now the UPCA will also have its own stadium.An international cricket stadium is going to be built in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.For this, the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will help the UPCA.
An international cricket stadium is about to be built in Varanasi at a cost of about Rs 345 crore.The UP government is providing the land for this, while the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) will build it.BCCI gives subsidy of Rs 80-90 crore to each state cricket association on the construction of stadium and thus UPCA will also get the same amount from BCCI.
A top BCCI official told Dainik Jagran that secretary Jay Shah and vice-president Rajeev Shukla had visited the identified land in Ganjari of Rajatalab tehsil on Sunday. BCCI and UPCA have found that land suitable for the stadium.An official announcement of construction will be made there soon.Earlier the Union Sports Minister and Jay Shah had come to see the land in Banaras, but that land was not liked.
There is Green Park in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, but it does not belong to the UPCA. The Green Park belongs to the state government, which is taken on lease by the UPCA from the government, while Ikana is built on PPP (Public Private Partnership) model. Whatever matches UPCA gets from BCCI, Test matches are organized in Kanpur and ODI and T20 matches are organized at Ekana Stadium.
As soon as the UPCA has its own stadium in Banaras, most of the matches will be held there.A BCCI official said that at present we are thinking of a stadium of 30 to 35000 spectators capacity in Varanasi, because it will not be right to build a stadium of more capacity in eastern Uttar Pradesh.