Opening Ceremony of home ground of Pune Warriors India

Opening Ceremony of home ground of Pune Warriors India

Double Bonanza atthe opening match at ‘Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium’ between Pune Warriors Indiaand Kings XI Punjab

Sahara India Pariwar invites all theticket bearers of 8th April’s match between Pune Warriors India and Kings XIPunjab to witness the Grand, Bollywood Star studded Opening Ceremony of thehome ground of Pune Warriors India – the ultra modern ‘Subrata Roy SaharaStadium’

Led by Bollywood Stars, 192 CulturalDancers and 120 Dhol and Tutari players along with 100 Lezim Dancers toenthrall the audience

Gates will open for the ticketbearers at 4:00 p.m. on 8th April, 2012 for a night that will befull of excitement and glitterati

Mumbai,April 5, 2012: Sahara IndiaPariwar, the prime promoter & patron of sports in India, and owner of PuneIPL franchisee, has invited all the ticket bearers of the first IPL matchhosted by ‘Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium’ on Sunday, 8th April, 2011, tobe played between Pune Warriors India and Kings XI Punjab, to come and witnessthe Opening Ceremony of the home ground of Pune Warriors India, prior to thematch. As ‘Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium’ hosts its first IPL match, theaudiences are set to witness a gala night full of entertainment, fervor,glitterati and excitement. The gates will open for the audience at 4:00 p.m.and the gala ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m.

The evening will be a fusion of cricketing and entertainmentexcellence, and a mélange of the Indian cultural heritage and the young andchic tone of the Pune city. The high voltage performance by a number ofBollywood stars including Ms.Priyanka Chopra, Ms. Bipasha Basu, Ms. Dia Mirza, Ms. Preity Zinta, Ms. NehaDhupia, Ms. Sameera Reddy and Ms. Jacqueline Fernandez along with the presence of Shri Amitabh Bachchan will make the audience enthralled. The ceremony shall have a fanfareby the grand performances of 120 Dhol and Tutari players and 100 Lezim Dancers.The spectators shall also be captivated by a series of special performance thatwill have 8 forms of cultural dances that included Kashmiri, Bengali, Bhangra,U.P. dance, Rajasthani, Gujarati, South Indian and Lavani dance.

The ‘Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium’ of Maharashtra Cricket Associationis an architectural jewel and has been designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, whereasthe structural design has been done by AKT, U.K., setting up a stellar exampleof civil engineering. Keeping in mind the comfort of spectators, superior andeven quality tip-up seats have been imported from Australia and have beeninstalled in all areas of the stadium. The stadium and the seating arrangement have been designed in such a way thatan unobstructed view is assured from each and every location making it the bestmatch viewing experience.

M/s Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Limited have constructed the stadium with the modernprecast design and construction expertise imported from Dubai. One of the mostimportant features of the stadium is its rain water drainage system. It has been observed that manytimes rain plays a spoilsport and even light showers for some time forceorganizers to alter the match size / duration. To overcome this problem, MCAhas opted for sand based outfield developed departmentally with technicalassistance from STRI Limited, U.K.  This technology facilitates faster drainage of rain water and inorder to achieve this, a geo-textile fabric has been installed above the groundand perforated PVC pipes have been laid down to slope in trenches. The systemhas been successfully tested. Even during the heavy showers, water on theoutfield drained out fast making it ready for play again just in some minutes.

About Pune Warriors India

Formed in 2010, Pune WarriorsIndia is the Pune Franchise of the India Premier League (IPL). The franchise isowned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of Sahara IndiaPariwar, one of India’s premiere business conglomerates and prime promoter andpatron of sports in India. On 21st March2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited had made the winning bid of $370 million(approximately Rs. 1700 crore) for the Pune franchise which is the highest bidby any company in the history of IPL. The franchise made its debut in thefourth season of IPL in 2011.