Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

The Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Raipur area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is the primary global standard arena in the state and was built by Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering and Construction. The cost of construction of the stadium was 237 crores. In May 2018, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed that Afghanistan will host Bangladesh in June 2018; It was the first international fixture at the stadium. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is the 21st spot for India to have T20 International and 51st Indian International Cricket scene.

History

With the formation of the state in the year 2000, the state suffered a setback for its sports facilities as Uttar Pradesh had the complete infrastructure for the Games and Uttarakhand hosted very few Ranji Trophy matches. Due to a lack of infrastructure, players started moving to different states.

Because of the absence of essential offices, the state was not given a connection by the BCCI to make its group in Ranji Trophy and other homegrown competitions. This was a major drawback for young cricketers in Uttarakhand, who started looking for cricket opportunities from other states.

In November 2012, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna laid the foundation stone of the stadium. On 16 December 2016, Chief Minister Harish Rawat initiated the arena alongside IPL President Rajiv Shukla. The total cost of the stadium was Rs. 237.20 crores Rs. The stadium is situated in a picturesque environment in the Raipur area of Dehradun and has a seating capacity of 25,000 people, as well as a floodlight facility to conduct day and night matches. The seats inside the stadium are arranged in such a way that it gives the look of the Ipan as traditional Kumaoni art. The stadium is the first in the state to meet international standards and is built on a 23-acre site. The stadium was chosen as the second home ground for the Afghanistan cricket team in India.

List of Centuries

  1. This indicates that the batsman was not dismissed.
  2. Refers to the number of the inning in the match.
  3. Balls represent the number of balls faced in an innings
  4. NR states that the number of balls was not recorded.
  5. The bracket next to the player’s score indicates his century number at  Edgbaston.