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Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium

Named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium is one of the finest cricket stadiums in India. Conveniently located on Habsiguda Uppal Road in the eastern suburb of Uppal, Visaka International Cricket Stadium was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in 2005 by HCA under the leadership of YS Raja Shekhar Reddy.

Covering an area of 16 acres, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad is around one and half kilometers from Tarnaka. It is the home ground of Deccan Chargers, the team which represents the city of Hyderabad in the IPL.

Ground Facts and Figures

  • Established: 2004
    • Owner: Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
    • Capacity: 55,000
    • End Names: Pavilion End and North End
    • 6 tower floodlight facility
    • Home Teams: Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers (IPL Hyderabad)
    • First ODI: India v South Africa (16th November, 2005)

    Matches Played

    Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium has organized two ODI matches till date:

    • India v South Africa on 16th November, 2005
    • India v Australia on 5th October, 2007

    How to Reach

    Hyderabad is well-connected to the major cities and towns by air, rail and road. Transportation in Hyderabad is well-developed. The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and the nearest railway stations are at Secunderabad, Nampally (Hyderabad Deccan) and Kacheguda.

    Travelers in Hyderabad will get frequent bus, taxi, private car and auto rickshaw services as well.

    Nearby Accommodations

    Some of the hotels located nearby Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium include:

    • Fortune Katriya Hotel
    • Hotel Minerva Grand Hyderabad
    • Hyderabad Marriott Hotel
    • New 786 Hotel
    • Quality Inn Residency Hotel
    • Taj Krishna

    Last Updated on 24 August 2012