UPCA grants approval for first ever cricket stadium in Noida

The construction of an international cricket venue in Noida’s Sector 150 along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway has received approval from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). According to the Uttar Pradesh cricket association, it will be the first international cricket facility in Noida and will allow the city to host IPL events as well as international cricket matches.

On March 17, the UPCA’s commission approved the stadium’s development by a group of builders that included Tata, Godrej, and Birla among others. The building should be completed within the next three years.

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“The consortium of developers from Noida had submitted a proposal willing to develop an international cricket stadium in sector 150. Subsequently our committee has approved the proposal stating that the facility should be as per the norms of the International cricket control board specifications,” said Ankit Chatterjee, chief executive officer (CEO) of the UPCA that works under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Once developed, Noida will be able to all kinds of international cricket matches. After Kanpur and Lucknow, Varanasi will be the third UP city to have an international stadium as we have just acquired the land for the same. After that we have approved Noida project and Ghaziabad may also have one if the land parcel will be made available,” he said.