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Vidharba Cricket Stadium Nagpur

Vidharba Cricket Stadium Nagpur, also known as Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur or VCA stadium, is a popular cricketing stadium in Maharashtra, Nagpur. This stadium was built in the year of 1975. Unlike other international stadiums, this stadium had a backdrop. It had no floodlights. For this reason, a complete renovation was needed to update the stadium as per the international standards.

Located in Jamtha area, this stadium is situated nearly 15 kilometers away from the city. Even though the stadium was established in 1969, but it was closed and reopened in 2008 in order to upgrade it according to the international standard. In 2008, the match between India and Australia was the first international cricket match on this ground. India won the match by 172 runs.

Features of Vidharba Cricket Stadium Nagpur

As mentioned earlier, this stadium had no floodlights. But now it has. Apart from the floodlights, there are a number of modifications, which had been done to the stadium. The details are mentioned below:
  • Wi-fi environment
  • The stadium can accommodate maximum 45000 spectators
  • A World class training center
  • Offers best practice facilities
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This stadium will host Duleep Trophy matches as well as Ranji Trophy matches. During these tournaments, this stadium will be the host to the Central zone and Vidharba teams respectively.

Vidharba Cricket Stadium cricket world cup History

This stadium had hosted several matches of Cricket World Cup. In 1987, it hosted three matches while in 1996 world cup, it hosted one match. In the coming world cup in 2011, the stadium is scheduled to host four group matches. The details are given below:
  • 25 February, Time - 14.30, Match between New Zealand Vs Australia
  • 28 February, Time - 9.30, Match between Zimbabwe Vs Canada
  • 22 February, Time - 14.30, Match between England Vs Netherlands
  • 12 March, Time - 14.30, Match between India Vs South Africa

Records at Vidharba Cricket Stadium Nagpur

One day international Records

  • Highest individual score by Shivnarine Chanderpaul (149) against India in 2006-07
  • Highest team total by India against Sri Lanka (350) in 2005-06
  • Best bowling in one innings by Patrick Patterson (6/29) against India in 1987-88
  • Lowest team total by Zimbabwe against Australia (154) in 1995-96

T 20/20 Records

  • Highest individual score by Kumar Sangakkara (78) against India in 2009-10
  • Highest team total by Sri Lanka against India (214) in 2009-10
  • Best bowling in one innings by Sanath Jayasuriya against India (2/19) in 2009-10
  • Lowest team total by India against Sri Lanka (186) in 2009-10

Test Records

  • Highest individual score by Andy Flower against India (232) in 2000-01
  • Highest team total by India against Zimbabwe (609/6) in 2000/01
  • Best bowling in one innings by Maninder Singh against Sri Lanka (7/51) in 1986-87
  • Lowest team total by India against New Zealand (109) in 1969-70


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Last Updated on 01 April 2011

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