Sachin Tendulkar, Gavaskar among celebs at star-studded Varanasi cricket stadium event | Pics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of an international cricket stadium in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on

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Prominent cricket legends including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shashtri among others arrived in Uttar pradesh's Varanasi on Saturday to attend the foundation laying ceremony of the Varanasi International Cricket Stadium.

Sachin Tendulkar offers prayers to Baba Shri Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi on Saturday. After offering prayers, Tendulkar and other dignitaries will arrive at the event site, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the project, to be built at the cost of about 450 crore.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, President Roger Binny, Vice President Rajiv Shukla are also among the attendees at the event. The BCCI will spend 330 crores on the stadium's construction.


A graphic representation of the Varanasi stadium, expected to be completed by the end of 2025. The thematic architecture of this stadium draws inspiration from Lord Shiva, with designs developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, and trident-shaped floodlights.

Tendulkar, Shah and others at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The 30 acre stadium will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators. The spectators' gallery of the stadium will resemble the steps of the ghats of Varanasi. Situated near the Ring Road in Rajatalab area, it is likely to be ready by December 2025, it said.




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