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“Looks Beautiful”, Rohit Sharma on newly constructed Nassau County International Cricket Stadium

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma in a recent interaction revealed his first impression over the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium where India and Bangladesh set to play their warmup games on Saturday.

As per the ICC report, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium can accommodate up to 34,000 people and the temporary stands were designed by Populous were raced up, with turf brought in from LandTek Group, an organisation boasting successful projects with both New York Major League Baseball teams and the Inter Miami Major League Soccer team.

The drop-in turf square meanwhile was curated in Florida by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions and head curator Damian Hough, driven on a 20-hour trip in several pieces before being moved into the centre.

Rohit Sharma Tags New York Cricket Stadium as “beautiful”

Looking at the newly constructed stadium, Indian captain Rohit Sharma heaped praised the workers who pieced together the bold project.

“It looks beautiful. It’s quite an open ground. When we come here and play our first game, I just can’t wait to feel the atmosphere in the stadium,” the India captain said.

“It’s a decent capacity as well. Hopefully it’s gonna be a good one. We’re looking to understand the conditions more importantly (before the tournament proper) as we haven’t been here before”.

“(We will) try and make the most of the conditions, get used to what it’s going to be like on June 5 when we play our first game. It’s just about getting into that rhythm of getting the feel of the ground, pitch and stuff like that.”

“People in New York will be very interested in coming and watching the World Cup, with the World Cup happening for the first time here. I’m pretty sure all the fans across the various teams are quite excited and looking forward to this tournament. And also as players can’t wait to get started”, Rohit added.

While enjoying a moment to take in the scenery, India must hit the ground running in the warm-up, with their first group game at the same venue on 8 June against Ireland.

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