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PM Modi lays foundation stone of international cricket stadium in Varanasi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency.
PM Modi greeted people as he reached the venue of the event in Varanasi.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion. 
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Rajeev Shukla, BCCI Vice-President were among those present.
The international cricket stadium in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh will be a step towards realising the Prime Minister’s vision to develop modern world-class sports infrastructure. The modern international cricket stadium will be developed in an area of more than 30 acres at a cost of about Rs 450 crore.
The thematic architecture of this stadium draws inspiration from Lord Shiva, with designs developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped floodlights, ghat steps-based seating, and Bilvipatra-shaped metallic sheets on the facade. The stadium will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators.

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