Sector 16 Stadium to be named after Dev


Kapil Dev Stadium: Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Cricket Stadium likely to be named after Kapil Dev – Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Cricket Stadium is expected to be named after the 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, who spent his formative years on that ground. Follow more updates on InsideSport.IN.

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The Union Territory Cricket Association (UTCA), who are the operators of the stadium, has confirmed that there have been talks on naming the stadium after local hero Kapil Dev, while the pavilion of the ground could be named after Yuvraj Singh.

Kapil Dev Stadium: Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Cricket Stadium likely to be named after Kapil Dev, says UTCA President

We had met the then UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore about naming the Sector 16 Stadium after Kapil Dev and the pavilion after Yuvraj Singh. The request has been with the UT Administration and hopefully it will be done,” UTCA president Sanjay Tandon told the media, as per quotes in the Indian Express. Previously, the 63-year-old former all-rounder, who himself is a member of the UTCA, stated that he is not playing any role in this proposed change of name.

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Kapil Dev at the Sector 16 Stadium

Kapil Dev Stadium: Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Cricket Stadium likely to be named after Kapil Dev, says UTCA President

Notably, while the Sector 16 Stadium is the home ground of Dev, it has also seen the growth and rise of many other Indian superstars. Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are two players who used to frequent this stadium during the budding years of their career.

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  • Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Stadium is Kapil Dev’s homeground.
  • The 1983 World Cup-winning captain spent his formative years on this ground, under the stewardship of DP Azad.
  • UTCA are planning to name the stadium after Dev, but need clearance from the UT Administration.
  • UTCA are also planning to name the pavilion after Yuvraj Singh, who frequently visited this ground.

Kapil Dev Stadium: Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Cricket Stadium likely to be named after Kapil Dev, says UTCA President

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