Gandhi Stadium or Burlton Park or BS Bedi Stadium is located in the city of Jalandhar, Punjab and is used for cricket matches.[1] As of 19 August 2017 it has hosted 1 Test and 3 ODIs. The stadium should not be confused with the 10,000-capacity Gandhi Stadium in Ambikapur, which is used for cricket and football.

Gandhi Stadium
Burlton Park
BS Bedi Stadium
Ground information
LocationJalandhar, Punjab
Coordinates31°20′41″N 75°33′38.07″E / 31.34472°N 75.5605750°E / 31.34472; 75.5605750
End names
Pavilion End
Stadium End
International information
Only Test24 September 1983:
 India v  Pakistan
First ODI20 December 1981:
 India v  England
Last ODI20 February 1994:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Team information
Punjab (1952 – 2000)
North Zone (1961 – 1979)
As of 16 December 2007
Source: CricketArchive

History edit

The stadium was built in 1955 and serves as the home ground for two Indian domestic cricket teams: Punjab and North Zone. The stadium hosted a solitary Test Match against Pakistan as well as 3 ODI matches with the host team - India winning both of these matches.

With the advent of Mohali Cricket Stadium outside Chandigarh, it is unlikely that other stadiums in the state of Punjab will get an opportunity to host international cricket matches. The highest score in Test cricket was made by India who scored 374 against Pakistan.[where?]The most runs scored were by Anshuman Gaekwad (201 runs), Wasim Raja (125 runs) and Javed Miandad (66 runs). The most wickets taken were by Wasim Raja and Kapil Dev (4 wickets), along with Ravi Shastri (3 wickets). The highest score in ODI cricket was made by West Indies who scored 226 against Pakistan. The most runs scored were Dilip Vengsarkar (88 runs), Richie Richardson (77 runs) and Aamer Malik (77 runs). The most wickets taken were by Venkatapathy Raju (3 wickets), Graham Gooch (2 wickets) and Kapil Dev (2 wickets).

Demolition and Reconstruction edit

Currently, there is a plan to construct a sports complex in Jalandhar City. Reconstruction of this cricket ground and converting it into an international level cricket stadium is also included in the project. All the stands were demolished. However, due to some legal problems, this project was stopped for a while. A few months later some reconstruction was seen. The stadium is not hosting any matches currently because the main pitch is also being reconstructed. Although practice sessions for budding cricketers have not been stopped.[2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Grounds that have hosted only one Test
  2. ^ "Punjab's tribute to hockey Wizard Dhyan Chand". Archived from the original on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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