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Jaipur to get India’s 2nd largest cricket stadium named after Anil Agarwal

Vedanta’s Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan Cricket Association to build the world’s third-largest cricket stadium in Chonp village, Jaipur. This project involves an investment of INR 300 crore, making it one of the largest corporate investments in India’s sports infrastructure. The stadium will be named the Anil Agarwal International Cricket Stadium, Jaipur.

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More About The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):

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The MoU was signed by Bhawani Shankar Samota, Honorary Secretary of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, and Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, in the presence of Dr. C.P. Joshi, Hon’ble Speaker of the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha and Chief Patron of RCA, Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Chairperson of Hindustan Zinc and Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Ltd., and Vaibhav Gehlot, President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Key Features of India’s 2nd largest cricket stadium:

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  • Some of the features of the new stadium include its status as the world’s largest cricket playing field, with a seating capacity of 75,000, making it one of the biggest cricket stadiums globally and the second-largest in India.
  • The stadium will be spread over 100 acres (4,04,685 sqm) and will have the biggest playing area. It will also be easily accessible via the Delhi-Jaipur Express Highway.
  • Notably, it will also have the largest playing field area of any cricket stadium in the world.
  • The construction of the stadium will be completed in phases. The first phase will cost Rs. 400 crores, with a 40,000 capacity set to be completed by October 2023. Hindustan Zinc Limited will contribute Rs. 300 crores to the project, while the Rajasthan Cricket Association will provide the remaining Rs. 100 crores.
  • In addition to its seating capacity, the stadium will feature an indoor games facility, training centers for other sports, a clubhouse, and parking for 3,500 vehicles. HZL has also pledged support for the construction of the stadium’s second phase, which will have a seating capacity of 35,000.
  • The Anil Agarwal International Cricket Stadium will host both national and international matches, including games of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The stadium and its facilities are expected to contribute significantly to the development of Rajasthan as a major hub for cricket and other sports.

List of Top 10 World Biggest Cricket Stadiums:

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Rank

Stadium Name

Capacity

Location

Home Teams

1

Narendra Modi Stadium

1,32,000

Ahmedabad – India

India team, Gujarat team

2

Melbourne Cricket Ground

1,00,024

Melbourne – Australia

Australia team, Melbourne Stars Team

3

Eden Gardens

68,000

Kolkata – India

India team, Kolkata team, Bengal team

4

Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium

65,400

Raipur – India

Chhattisgarh team, Delhi team

5

Perth Stadium

61,266

Perth – Australia

Australia team, Perth Scorchers team

6

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

55,000

Hyderabad – India

India team, Hyderabad team

7

Greenfield International Stadium

55,000

Thiruvananthapuram – India

Kerala team

8

Adelaide Oval

53,583

Adelaide – Australia

Australia team, Adelaide Strikers team

9

Ekana Cricket Stadium

50,000

Lucknow – India

India team, Uttar Pradesh team, Lucknow team

10

MA. Chidambaram Stadium

50,000

Chennai – India

India team, Tamil Nadu team, Chennai team

 

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