khaskhabar.com : Wednesday, September 20, 2023 3:55 PM
Varanasi (UP). Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and veteran cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are likely to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the international cricket stadium by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ganjari here on September 23.
The structure of the stadium will reflect the heritage of Kashi.
Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar and hockey player Lalit Upadhyay have been invited to the ceremony, a senior government official said.
After the foundation stone laying ceremony, the players will offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
BCCI President Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah and Vice President Rajeev Shukla will also attend the ceremony.
Varanasi Regional Sports Officer R.P. Singh said that the international cricket stadium will be built on 12.809 hectares of land in Ganjari area of Varanasi.
The land has been acquired for Rs 121.8 crore. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 30,000 and will take more than two and a half years to complete.
Singh said the L&T construction agency, under the supervision of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, has already started pre-construction activities like soil testing. In the first phase, parking and practice pitch will be built along with the stadium.
According to a senior official, the entire project is worth around Rs 450 crore.
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