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Work begins on world’s biggest cricket stadium

Building work has begun to build the new Ahmedabad Stadium in Gujarat, India, which will become the biggest cricket stadium in the world.

The new Populous-designed stadium, which is being built on the site of the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, will be able to hold 110,000 spectators.

Gujarat Cricket Association vice president Parimal Nathwani said the stadium would cost £84 million to build.

The new stadium will take over from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the sport’s biggest venue. The MCG holds about 100,000 spectators.

The new complex is expected to take about two years to build and facilities include three practice grounds and an indoor cricket academy.

The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a clubhouse and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

Once the stadium is completed, it is also expected to be the home of Indian Premier League side, the Gujarat Lions.

Image: The existing Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium

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