Big infra boost - After Jewar airport, now Noida Sector 150 to get international cricket stadium
The Uttar Pradesh cricket association (UPCA) has approved the development of an international cricket stadium in Noida’s sector 150 along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. It will be the first international cricket facility in Noida, enabling the city to host international cricket matches, including Indian Premier League (IPL) events, said the Uttar Pradesh cricket association.
Noida set to get 30,000+ capacity cricket stadium near Noida-Greater Noida Expressway
The state of Uttar Pradesh has two stadiums capable of hosting international level cricket - one in Kanpur and one in Lucknow – while another two – one in Varanasi and one in Ghaziabad – are in the pipeline.
"If this one in Noida is developed as per specifications and guidelines of ICC and BCCI, it will be the fifth international level cricket stadium in the state," Chatterjee told PTI.
Apart from hosting international matches, IPL matches and domestic-level cricket matches will also be played in this stadium. The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association has announced that the stadium will be ready within the next three years. Tata, Godrej, Birla and other developers have also been given the green light to build this stadium on March 17. The upcoming stadium will have all the international-level facilities and a seating capacity of 40,000 people. After Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi, Noida will become the fourth city in Uttar Pradesh to have an International Cricket Academy. The UPCA has already acquired all the land necessary for this project. Additionally, the association has expressed interest in building another stadium in Ghaziabad if the land is available.
Greater Noida already has a cricket stadium that has been recognized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In 2016, the ICC gave its official recognition to the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Cricket Stadium located in Greater Noida. This cleared the way for organizing international matches, but so far, not a single international match has taken place in this stadium due to various reasons. With the construction of an international stadium in Noida, many international cricket matches, including IPL, will also be organized here.