Earlier there were several reports released that the US President Donald Trump will be inaugurating the Motera Stadium during his two-day visit to India. Trump is all set to be on a two-day visit to India and a senior official in Delhi who is overseeing the developments cleared that there was no such announcement made ever. He also went on to claim that only assumptions were made about the same and Trump was never going to inaugurate the stadium.
“We have never announced that US President Donald Trump was to inaugurate the stadium. It was just speculation and assumption that he is going to inaugurate Motera. It was never an announcement,” the official told Ahmedabad Mirror. Moreover, the PMO official has blamed the media for speculating things.
“That Prez Trump would inaugurate this Indian stadium was just an assumption. It has not been on the schedule. No cricketers have been invited for the Motera event because it is not a cricket event,” a senior Bureaucrat in Delhi said.
The sources, however, have confirmed that there will be a grand inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest stadium but an Indian will inaugurate it and not any foreigner as it is the country’s pride. A PMO source has also said that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump will be visiting the stadium and are likely to take a victory lap in an open vehicle in the presence of a jam-packed stadium.
The world's largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,10,000 people will be hosting the day-night Test match between India and England in 2021. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly earlier confirmed the announcement.