Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
• Dehradun international cricket stadium • Dehradun Cricket Stadium
Dehradun International Cricket Stadium.png
Aerial view of the stadium
Ground information
LocationDehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates30°17′49″N 78°06′20″E / 30.29694°N 78.10556°E / 30.29694; 78.10556
Establishment16 December 2016
Capacity25,000
OwnerGovernment of Uttarakhand
ContractorShapoorji Pallonji Group[1]
OperatorCricket Association of Uttarakhand
TenantsUttarakhand cricket team (2018 - present) • Indian 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, also colloquially known as Dehradun Cricket stadium is a cricket stadium in the Dehradun, Uttarakhand in India.[2] It is the home ground of Uttarakhand cricket team.

It is the first international standard stadium in the Uttarakhand state and was constructed in amount of 237 cr. In 2018 this arena hosted its first ever ICC cricket match.[3] Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is India's 21st venue to host T20 internationals, and the 51st Indian international cricket venue.[4][5] It is the home ground of Uttarakhand cricket team.

It is named after former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.

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.[6]

The first ever match was played between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand cricket team. International players such as Piyush Chawla and Suresh Raina etc was in the attendance.[7]

In 2016, The Great Khali organised a professional wrestling event inside this stadium, which also featured foreign professional wrestlers.[7]

The stadium was selected as the second home ground for the Afghanistan cricket team in India.[8] In 2018 this arena hosted its first ever international match, when Afghanistan played against Bangladesh in T20I here.[3]

The stadium suffered from lack of maintenance from the Uttarakhand government, due to deprivation of big matches and high cost to run it. The state government decided to out source private company to maintain it and rolled out tender.[7]

The stadium hosted its inaugural ODI and Test match during series of Ireland against Afghanistan in India.[9]

Architecture and facilities

The stadium is located 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 art, a traditional Kumaoni art. It is the first international standards cricket stadium in Uttarakhand state. The arena is built according to international standards, it have morden facilities such as corporate boxes, swiming pool, billiards room, Gymnasium and club house etc. It is built in 23 acres land.[6][7]

Franchise cricket

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[11]
2 145* Andrew Balbirnie  Ireland 136 2  Afghanistan 5 March 2019 Won[11]

T20Is

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Winning team
1 162* Hazratullah Zazai  Afghanistan 62 1  Ireland 23 February 2019 Won[12]

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[13]

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[14]

See also

Indira Gandhi International Sports Stadium, an anathor cricket stadium situated in Uttarakhand's Haldwani.

References

  1. ^ "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. ^ a b "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. ^ a b dailypioneer statdium
  7. ^ a b c d "International cricket stadium in Dehradun awaits shot in arm". Hindustan Times. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan: Dehradun likely to be Afghanistan's second home ground | Cricket News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan, Ireland to face off in full series in 2019". Cricbuzz. 1 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Road Safety Cricket Series Dehradun Leg Begins Today". The Times of India. 21 September 2022. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  11. ^ a b "3rd ODI (D/N), Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Mar 5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "2nd T20I, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Feb 23 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Only Test, Ireland tour of India at Dehradun, Mar 15-18 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  14. ^ "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