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‘Is it ok for all pitches around the world to be just like that’: David Lloyd

The quality of the pitch had sparked a debate and drew criticism from several former England captains including Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook.

File image of David Lloyd(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 16, 2021 03:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India outclass England by inn & 25 runs to win series 3-1, qualify for WTC final

India vs England: Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin starred with the ball again while Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar were outstanding with the bat for the hosts in the fourth Test. India win fourth Test in Ahmedabad to take series 3-1 and qualify for the World Test Championship final.

India beat England in 4th Test to win series 3-1 and qualify for World Test Championship final(PTI)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 03:49 PM IST

‘Won’t lose match as stadium’s name is Narendra Modi’: Thackeray’s dig at Centre

"You erase name of Vallabh bhai (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), do not award Bharat Ratna to Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and try to teach Hindutva to us," Thackeray said in Maharashtra assembly.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke about the Motera stadium while replying to a discussion on the Governor's address in the state assembly.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 05:56 PM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Axar Patel eyes record fifer in 4th Test, also has a chance to get past Hirwani

India vs England: He upped the ante on home turf as the third Test was played in Ahmedabad, which was also a pink ball Test. Axar was in terrific form as he ended with figures of 6/38 and 5/32 to become the first bowler to pick 11 wickets in a pink ball Test.

Indian bowler Axar Patel celebrates the dismissal of England's Jofra Archer on the first day of the 3rd cricket test match between India and England, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 03:36 PM IST

India vs England: Vaughan posts photo in dug-up soil to take a dig at pitch

Vaughan's reaction comes after India took an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series after beating England within two days in the third Test match in Ahmedabad.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan posted this photo on Instagram(Instagram/Michael Vaughan)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 10:54 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor has a message for Indian cricket team. It has a 'spin'

Shashi Tharoor's message featured a picture of Gandhiji’s famous spinning wheel or Charkha along with the text 'spinners have always done well in Ahmedabad especially against England'

MP Shashi Tharoor captioned his quirky tweet as 'one of the better WhatsApp forwards of the day!'. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI02_11_2021_000247B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2021 05:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Nothing in rules saying what type of pitch should be prepared: Geoffrey Boycott

Former England captains Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, and Alastair Cook have spoken against the surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Geoffrey Boycott played 108 Tests for England from 1964-1982, scoring 8,114 runs at 47.72.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 04:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Yuvraj irks fans with tweet on Motera pitch after India beat England in 2 days

Yuvraj Singh’s tweet on Ahmedabad pitch after India beat England by 10 wickets in two days, did not go down well with a section of fans as they took to Twitter to express their disappointments.

Fans were not happy with Yuvraj Singh's tweet on Ahmedabad pitch(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST

Axar, Ashwin spin themselves into record books as India thump England by 10 wkts

India vs England: Axar became the first bowler to take 11 wickets in a pink ball Test while Ashwin became the fastest Indian to pick 400 Test wickets as the hosts took a 2-1 series lead.

India's Axar Patel celebrates dismissal of England's Joe Root during 2nd day of the 3rd Test Match in the series between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad. ((ANI Photo/BCCI Twitter))
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 08:25 PM IST

Why did England pick four pacers for a spinning track?

In its brief history, day-night Tests have tended to assist fast bowlers. In the 15 day-night Tests that have been played around the world before the ongoing match, fast bowlers have taken 354 wickets at an average of 24.47, and spinners 115 wickets at 35.38.

Cricket - Third Test - England v Pakistan - Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - August 24, 2020 England's Joe Root before the start of play, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mike Hewitt/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 09:32 AM IST
By, Mumbai

BJP, Congress trade barbs over Motera stadium renaming

At a cabinet briefing, union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad also hit out at the Congress and wondered if the top Congress leaders such as Sonia or Rahul Gandhi have even bothered to visit the world’s tallest statue, that of Sardar Patel, at Kevadiya in Gujarat.

A view of Motera Stadium, the world's biggest cricket stadium. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 04:21 AM IST

Govt clarifies on controversy over Motera stadium being named after PM

Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, is part of a larger complex, named 'Sardar Patel Sports Complex'.

Motera Stadium is the world's largest cricket stadium. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

3rd Test, Day 1: Axar, Ashwin put India on top as England bowled out for 112

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel snared six wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three as England collapsed to 112.

India's Axar Patel celebrates the dismissal during day one of the 3rd Test Match in the series between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 10:36 PM IST

Motera stadium complex continues to have Sardar Patel name: Govt

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat.

View of worlds largest cricket stadium, the Motera Stadium.(PTI)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 06:35 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

'Worried about lights': Kohli expresses concern for the fielding team at Motera

India captain Virat Kohli said that lights at the refurbished stadium in Ahmedabad could potentially impact visibility and added the players will need to adapt quickly.

Virat Kohli expressed his concerns for the fielding team at the toss of the third Test against England.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 03:55 PM IST

'Dream of PM Modi': Amit Shah at inauguration of Motera cricket stadium

Spread over 63 acres, the Motera stadium has been built at an estimated cost of ₹800 crore. It has 11 pitches made of both red and black soil and is the only stadium in the world to have same soil surfaces for the main and practice pitches.

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a gathering during the inaugural ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 03:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

PM’s vision to build largest stadium: Shah as Motera stadium renamed after Modi

The Narendra Modi Stadium, which President Kovind said is an example of eco-friendly development, can accommodate 132,000 spectators.

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a gathering during the inaugural ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium, at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_24_2021_000049A)(PTI)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 03:11 PM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi: All you need to know about it

The stadium is hosting a match between India and England today. On February 24, 2019, the then President of United States, Donald Trump had visited Motera Stadium for the 'Namaste Trump' event.

The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera is seen aheasd of its inauguration on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 02:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

India vs England 3rd Test: All the changes in the playing XI

Ind vs Eng Playing XI update from toss: England have made four changes while India have made two changes.

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah(BCCI/Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 02:16 PM IST

Refurbished Motera stadium renamed after PM as Narendra Modi stadium

The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among a host of other dignitaries.

View of worlds largest cricket stadium, the Motera Stadium, ahead of its inauguration on Feb. 24, in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 01:46 PM IST

Floodlights at Motera Stadium programmed to help sighting in twilight period

A GCA official revealed that the groundstaff and state association officials have worked on the floodlights for seven-eight months to ensure that sighting the pink ball doesn't become an issue during the twilight phase.

GCA Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad(Twitter)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 07:28 PM IST

Ind vs Eng: Rijiju and Jay Shah visit Hall of Fame zone at Motera Stadium

The glimpse of every Indian cricketing legend is set to capture the hearts of cricket fans as soon as they enter the stadium in the 'Hall of Fame' zone.

Motera Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad(Twitter)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 05:31 PM IST

India Predicted XI for 3rd Test: Pink ball might force Kohli to make two changes

India vs England: While the track is expected to be spin friendly, but the vagaries of the pink cherry means India might have to go in with an extra seam bowling option.

Indian captain Virat Kohli: File Photo(HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 12:03 AM IST

Motera Test: Team India practice under lights ahead of pink ball match

Ind vs Eng: Indian captain Virat Kohli needs a big score under his belt and he would love to get a century at Ahmedabad, just like he did against Bangladesh in India maiden pink ball Test on home soil in October 2019.

Virat Kohli practices under lights at the Motera stadium ahead of the third Test against England.(Twitter/BCCI)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST

11 centre pitches, 4 dressing rooms: A guide to world's largest cricket stadium

India vs England 3rd Test: With a seating capacity of 1,10,000, which is more than Melbourne Cricket Ground, the GCA will put up around 55,000 tickets on sale for the next two Test matches at the venue.

A groundsman works on the field at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, where India and England are scheduled to play their third test match, in Ahmedabad, India, February 17, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 06:10 PM IST

‘Ahmedabad is completely sold out, want to see every seat full’: Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly expressed his happiness over the return of spectators in the cricket stadiums. He said that BCCI wants to see all the seats and stands full at the newly-built Motera Cricket Stadium.

Motera Stadium, Ahemdabad(GCA Motera / Twitter)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 08:49 PM IST

50 percent crowd for 2nd India-England Test; media also allowed to cover

"It has been decided by the BCCI and TNCA to allow 50 percent spectators for the second Test by following all safety protocols."

England captain Joe Root (L) shaking hands with Indian captain Virat Kohli (R)(HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 02:28 PM IST

With capacity of 75,000, Jaipur to get world’s 3rd largest cricket stadium

RCA secretary said this will be the third largest stadium after the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad and the Melbourne cricket stadium, Motera has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh while the Melbourne stadium can host 1.02 lakh people.

Fireworks in Jaipur’sSawai Mansingh Stadium (Representational image)(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Great guy, Modi: US President Trump tells a home crowd

Trump talked about Prime Minister Modi as well as the love he said he got from the audience at the packed to seams Motera Stadium in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad

US President Donald Trump with PM Narendra Modi during a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 25, 2020.(AFP photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Democrat Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for ‘selling weapons’ to India

Sanders, who has won the Nevada and New Hampshire primaries and tied in Iowa, made the comments after Trump, who is on a two-day visit to India, on Monday announced that the US will sign defence trade deals worth USD 3 billion with India.

In Photo: United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 01:08 PM IST
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