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Huge cricket stadium planned for Jaipur

The Indian city of Jaipur could become home to the third largest cricket stadium in the world after plans were revealed for a new 75,000 seat venue.

The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has unveiled the ambitious plans to build the new stadium in the village of Chonp on the outskirts of Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur.

The news comes hot on the heels of the opening of the 110,000 capacity Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, the largest cricket venue in the world.

The new stadium will have indoor games facilities, sports training academies, a clubhouse and a parking capacity for almost 4,000 vehicles.

RCA secretary Mahendra Sharma has said that the stadium would spread over 100 acres and is likely to be built in two phases, with an initial 45,000 capacity stadium to be built before the remaining 30,000 seats are added.

He also confirmed that the land has been finalised in Chonp village and that the construction of the stadium is expected to begin in the next four months and take around two years to complete.

The RCA is currently based at the 30,000-seat Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, which is the home of the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League Twenty20 team.