Ganguly visits Sharjah Cricket Stadium
SHARJAH, Sept 14: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly visited Sharjah Cricket Stadium yesterday; lauding the iconic stadium for its new look and feel it is ready for IPL. He also remarked that the IPL’s young players are eagerly looking forward to playing on this hallowed cricket ground where greats like Sunny Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar wrote history.
The iconic venue recently announced major refurbishments including new canopies, an upgraded Royal Suite, Commentary box and VIP Hospitality boxes including actions and facilities for total compliance with Covid-related protocols.
Ganguly was accompanied on his tour of the facilities by IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel, former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla, and Hemang Amin, COO, IPL. Other officials who were present included BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal, BCCI Joint Secretary Jayesh George and Mubashir Usmani, GM of Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). They were hosted by Waleed Bukhatir, Vice Chairman of Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Khalaf Bukhatir, Managing Director of Bukhatir Group and CEO of Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium will be hosting some classic IPL rivalries this season such as Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders on October 12 and Chennai Super Kings versus Mumbai Indians on October 23.