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Nehru Cricket Stadium

Nehru Cricket Stadium is one of the oldest cricket stadiums of Guwahati. This multi-use stadium was inaugurated in the year 1962. The Board of Sports of Assam Government is entrusted with the responsibility to manage this stadium.

Nehru Cricket Stadium is a popular venue for both cricket as well as football matches. The stadium is very spacious and can accommodate approximately 25,000 spectators at a time. The Nehru Stadium Ground is situated within the premises of the R.G. Baruah Sports Complex. The stadium was renovated for the 33rd National Games held in the year 2007. Almost 9 ODIs have been played in this stadium. Out of which India played 6 of these cricket matches.

Nehru Cricket Stadium is equipped with floodlights. The two ends of this stadium are Pavilion End and Railway End. Matches at Nehru Cricket Stadium, Guwahati are held regularly. The first International cricket match at this stadium was played on 17th December in the year 1983 between India and West Indies. In 1986 the next International cricket match was played between India and Sri Lanka. Sunil Gavaskar scored 70 runs in this match.

In the Hero Cup match held in the year 1993, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka with 78 runs. In 1994 the Wills World Series game and in 1996 the Titan Cup game was held in the stadium. The last ODI to be played in Nehru Cricket Stadium was between India & Pakistan on 5th November, 2007. The next ODI match is scheduled to be played on 29th September, 2008 between India and England.

Getting to Nehru Cricket Stadium is very easy. The Stadium is located at Stadium Road in Guwahati, India. One can take auto, bus or cab to reach the stadium.

Last Updated on 24 August 2012