MP CM Mohan Yadav Inaugurates New Cricket Stadium in Gwalior

Gwalior, June 17, 2024 — Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, accompanied by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, inaugurated a New Cricket Stadium in Gwalior on Saturday. The inauguration ceremony was a grand event, with notable attendees including Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah and legendary former cricketer Kapil Dev.

Mohan Yadav Inaugurates New Cricket Stadium in Gwalior

The state-of-the-art stadium, set to become a cornerstone for cricket in the region, was bustling with excitement as cricket enthusiasts and dignitaries gathered to witness the historic moment. The inauguration also marked the launch of the inaugural session of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket League (MPPL) by Chief Minister Yadav, adding to the day’s significance.

The MPPL, a highly anticipated cricket league, is backed by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) and organized by the Gwalior Division Cricket Association (GDCA). The tournament aims to nurture local talent and provide a competitive platform for cricketers in the state. Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has shown a keen interest in promoting sports in the region, is the Chairperson of the MPPL.

The league features five teams: Gwalior Cheetahs, Malwa Panthers, Bhopal Leopards, Jabalpur Lions, and Rewa Jaguars. These teams, comprising a mix of seasoned players and budding talent, will contest in a series of matches held at the new stadium. The event promises to bring a new era of cricket to Madhya Pradesh, fostering local talent and enhancing the region’s sports culture.

During the inauguration of New Cricket Stadium in Gwalior, Chief Minister Yadav expressed his enthusiasm for the new stadium and the MPPL, highlighting the state government’s commitment to developing sports infrastructure and supporting young athletes. He emphasized that the new stadium would not only serve as a venue for cricket matches but also as a training ground for aspiring cricketers.

Union Minister Scindia praised the collaborative efforts of the MPCA and GDCA in making the MPPL a reality. He reiterated his dedication to promoting cricket and other sports in Madhya Pradesh, ensuring that young athletes receive the necessary support and opportunities to excel.

The presence of BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and cricket legend Kapil Dev added to the event’s prestige, with both expressing their optimism for the future of cricket in Madhya Pradesh. Kapil Dev, in particular, lauded the efforts to develop such a facility, which he believes will play a crucial role in the growth of cricket in the region.

As the MPPL kicks off, cricket fans across the state eagerly await the thrilling matches and the emergence of new cricketing stars from Madhya Pradesh. The new stadium in Gwalior stands as a testament to the state’s commitment to sports development and the nurturing of young talent.

The launch of the MPPL at the new stadium marks a significant milestone in the sports history of Madhya Pradesh, promising to inspire a new generation of cricketers and elevate the region’s status in the national cricketing landscape.

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