Chennai has been the hotbed of cricket for Tamil Nadu, but the state has set its eyes on Salem which is an international cricket stadium in the making. Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Rahul Dravid were present at the inauguration. The future of Tamil Nadu cricket just got a lot brighter and has opened up another avenue that helps cricket in the state as well as the nation.

The new cricket stadium, in Thalaivasal in Salem district, Tamil Nadu is spread across an area of 16 acres

With a budget of Rs 3 crore, it includes space for parking and stands that will accommodate thousands once set up

It has a well-built drainage system which refills ground water periodically

Tamil Nadu Cricket Association will soon build temporary stands at the stadium

You can definitely expect the stadium to host a TNPL match during the next season

The chief minister of Tamil Nadu assured that he will take all the measures to hold IPL matches in this stadium within the next two years

You can also expect to see Dhoni in Salem soon as sources have confirmed that Dhoni along with an official will visit the stadium to inspect if it has the ability to hold an IPL match.