Dehradun International Cricket Stadium
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Aerial view of the stadium
Ground information
LocationDehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates30°18′05″N 78°06′09″E / 30.30139°N 78.10250°E / 30.30139; 78.10250
Establishment16 December 2016
Capacity25,000
OwnerGovernment of Uttarakhand
ContractorShapoorji Pallonji Group[1]
OperatorCricket Association of Uttarakhand
TenantsUttarakhand cricket team
Indian cricket team
Afghanistan cricket team
End names
Pavilion End
Southern End
International information
Only Test15–18 March 2019:
 Afghanistan v  Ireland
First ODI28 February 2019:
 Afghanistan v  Ireland
Last ODI10 March 2019:
 Afghanistan v  Ireland
First T20I3 June 2018:
 Afghanistan v  Bangladesh
Last T20I24 February 2019:
 Afghanistan v  Ireland
As of 18 March 2019
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Raipur area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand.[2] It is the first international standard stadium in the state and was constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering and Construction.[1] The cost of constructing the stadium was 237 crore. In May 2018, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed that Afghanistan would host Bangladesh in June 2018; this was the first international fixture at the stadium.[3] Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is India's 21st venue to host T20 internationals, and the 51st Indian international cricket venue.[4][5]

History

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat with Sports Minister of Uttarakhand Dinesh Agrawal (left) and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla (right) at the inauguration of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat with Sports Minister of Uttarakhand Dinesh Agrawal (left) and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla (right) at the inauguration of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.

With the formation of the state in the year 2000, the state suffered a blow to its sport facilities as Uttar Pradesh had the entire infrastructure for sports and Uttarakhand had hosted very few Ranji Trophy matches. Due to the lack of infrastructure, players started moving to different states.[citation needed]

Due to lack of infrastructure facilities, state was not given affiliation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to make its team to complete in Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments. This was a major drawback for the young cricketers in Uttarakhand who started seeking cricketing opportunities from other states.

In November 2012, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna, laid the foundation of the stadium. On 16 December 2016, Chief Minister Harish Rawat inaugurated the stadium along with Rajeev Shukla, Chairperson of the Indian Premier League. The total cost of stadium was ₹237.20 crore. The stadium is located in picturesque surroundings in the Raipur area of Dehradun and has a seating capacity of 25,000 people, along with floodlights facility for conducting day-night matches. The seats inside the stadium have been arranged in a manner that it gives a look of Aipan, a traditional Kumaoni art. The stadium is the first in the state to meet international standards, and is built on a 23-acre site.[6] The stadium was selected as the second home ground for the Afghanistan cricket team in India.[7]

The venue hosted its inaugural ODI and Test match during Ireland against Afghanistan in India series.[8]

List of centuries

Key

ODIs

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Winning team
1 104 Najibullah Zadran  Afghanistan 98 1  Ireland 5 March 2019 Lost[9]
2 145* Andrew Balbirnie  Ireland 136 2  Afghanistan 5 March 2019 Won[9]

T20Is

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Winning team
1 162* Hazratullah Zazai  Afghanistan 62 1  Ireland 23 February 2019 Won[10]

List of five-wicket hauls

Key

Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
§ One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled.
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Drawn The match was drawn.

Tests

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Rashid Khan 15 March 2019  Afghanistan  Ireland 3 34 82 5 2.41 Won[11]

T20Is

Five-wicket hauls in T20Is at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Dehradun
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Rashid Khan 24 February 2019  Afghanistan  Ireland 2 4 27 5 6.75 Won[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Govt to develop int'l cricket stadium on finance, operate & transfer basis | Dehradun News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ allindoon Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Lukewarm response for first T20 match at Doon stadium". 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Advantage Afghanistan in spin-friendly Dehradun".
  5. ^ "Afghanistan To Face Bangladesh In First T20I At Dehradun On Sunday". 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ dailypioneer statdium
  7. ^ "Afghanistan: Dehradun likely to be Afghanistan's second home ground | Cricket News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan, Ireland to face off in full series in 2019". Cricbuzz. 1 December 2018.
  9. ^ a b "3rd ODI (D/N), Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Mar 5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ "2nd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Feb 23 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Only Test, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Mar 15-18 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "3rd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Feb 24 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

Coordinates: 30°18′05″N 78°06′09″E / 30.30139°N 78.10250°E / 30.30139; 78.10250