Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium is the first cricket stadium that is being built at Bharatpur-16, Chitwan, Nepal. The name was given by the name of Buddha (Light of Asia). The campaign of this stadium is being built under the guidance and support of the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation. Sitaram kattel(Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire(suntali) are the founder of this statidum. And it is being built under their support. The owner of the land where the cricket stadium is built is Bharatpur Metropolitan City.It covers the land of 20 bighas and 6 Khatta. It will be the national heritage and pride of our country Nepal.
Its tenant is Nepal national cricket team. It occupies a capacity of 30,000 people. The entrance gate of the stadium shows the traditional Nepalese architecture which includes- Pathivara, Buddasubba, Halesi, Janakpurdham,Gadimai,Badimalika, Swayambunath,Pashupatinath, Bindabasini,Siddha Baba, Swarga dwari, Lumbini and so on which tries to reflects the whole Nepal at one glance. The whole stadium will be in the shape of Stupa where the cricket stadium only will look like as flowering Lotus flower. It will consist of four opening door.it will cover the land of 135 batch, through which viewer can view the match. The separate place will be made for the VIP persons that comes from from national and international Level.
LED screen will be placed at different corners of the statidum so that the viewer as well as player will enjoy the match. Special for light will make the stadium so lightful that people can’t differentiate between the day and night. Media center will be opened and will be managed in a proper way to broadcast the news happening inside the cricket stadium. The news will not be broadcasted only through the nepali news channel but also by the international news channel which helps to reflect the heritage of our country Nepal. It will help to spread the name of our country to the international world, in the same way it will also help in the tourism sector of Nepal by attracting the tourists of different countries which will definetly help to inprove and increase the economy condition of our country. Stadium consists of two grounds for practice.
Governmental of Nepal gives the approval for its construction under the guidance of Bharatpur Metropolitan city. Sitaram kattel who is the co-founder of Dhurmus Suntali foundation says that people around the world is providing their helping hands for the fund. He also added that he also has some hope to be helped from the Nepal Government side. Football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tekando, and our nepali game dandibiyo will also be played inside the stadium. The statidum will also contain swimming pool, fitness center and medical hall inside it. The separate ground will be built of to practice the game for the players. Different sitting rooms, rest rooms, kitchen and other will also be made inside it.
Different sculpture of Nepalese animals like- one horned rhino, elephant will also be placed which will reflect the Nepalese culture. This stadium will play the vital role to reflect our small country to the international world, it will spread our Nepalese culture, our heritage, our tradition and our norms and values which will help to attract the tourists of various countries and develop our country in the tourism sector will be surely ensure to increase the economical growth of our country.
Not only that it will also provide the opportunity to all the talented players of our country distributed all over the 77 districts to show their talent by competing with all the international standards. It will be that academy who will produce the best and talented players of our country.