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Sector 16 Cricket Stadium

Sector 16 Cricket Stadium ranks among the major cricket stadiums in India. Located in the city of Chandigarh in the state of Haryana, the stadium is a venue for both Test and One Day cricket matches. The Sector 16 Cricket Stadium is managed by the Haryana Cricket Association.

The Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh was the first cricket stadium of its kind in the state. The stadium hosted the Ranji Trophy Plate League semi-final in the 2004-2005 season after a period of 10 years. It was a big success and hundreds of spectators turned up to watch the match.

The Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh has hosted both test and one day matches. Only one test has been hosted here. It was between India and Sri Lanka in the year 1990. The first One Day International (ODI) was played between India and England in the year 1985. After a long wait of 12 years, an ODI was played between India and Australia in the year 2007.

Sector 16 Cricket Stadium has seen various star performers. Well known cricketers like Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and others have played here. The records that have been set here are:

  • Most Runs in Test Match - Ravi Shastri 88 Runs
  • Highest Score in ODI Match - GR Marsh (Australia)- 126 Runs
  • Highest Wicket taker in an innings of Test Match - SLV Raju - 6 wickets in 17.5 overs with 12 runs.

    Sector 16 Cricket Stadium is within easy distance to the main city center. A number of transport mediums like buses, taxis, cars and autos are available for coming to the stadium conveniently. There is also a wide range of hotels in Chandigarh where one can enjoy a pleasant stay with a blend of comfort and luxury.

    Last Updated on 24 August 2012