Green Park Stadium
Green Park Stadium in 2002, River Ganges could be seen at the backyard
|Owner||Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Operator||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Indian Cricket TeamSachin mishra
Uttar Pradesh cricket team
|Mill Pavilion End
|First Test||12–14 January 1952:
India v England
|Last Test||22–26 September 2016:
India v New Zealand
|First ODI||24 December 1986:
India v Sri Lanka
|Last ODI||11 October 2015:
India v South Africa
|First T20I||26 January 2017:
India v England
|As of 22 September 2016
Green Park Stadium is a 33,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has regularly hosted international cricket matches in both Test and One Day format. The stadium hosted the 500th test played by the Indian team. It also organized 2 Vivo IPL matches in 2016 on 19th and 21st may respectively. It has the biggest physically worked scoreboard in the world. The stadium is situated near the river Ganges and is second largest cricket stadium in India. The stadium was named after British lady Madam Green who used to come here for horse riding.The stadium is nicknamed as 'Billiards Table'. The stadium is also nicknamed as 'Woolmer's Turf' in the memory of late cricket coach and player Bob Woolmer who was born in McRobert Hospital opposite to the stadium.It will also organise 2 Vivo IPL Matches In 2017 i.e on 10th nd 13th of May against Delhi Daredevils nd Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
The Green Park Stadium is named after Madam Green who used to practice Horse-Riding here in 1940's. It is located in Civil Lines area in the north east part of Kanpur city near the banks of the river Ganges, which flows just behind the stadium. This is the only stadium in India where Students Gallery is available. Green Park has the largest manually operated scoreboard in the world. Besides it also has video screens which are used during international matches.
India's first Test win over Australia in December 1959 was at the Green Park ground. It was also the first match to be played on a turf wicket here. Off-spinner Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.
Since 1957 India has lost only twice at Kanpur, to the West Indies on both occasions. When Subhash Gupte’s dream spell was overshadowed by Wes Hall’s 10 wickets in 1958 and later when India’s 1983 world cup euphoria was cut short by Malcolm Marshall’s fearsome bowling. The most runs scored were by Gundappa Vishwanath(776 runs), Sunil Gavaskar(629 runs) and Mohammed Azharuddin(543 runs). The most wickets taken were by Kapil Dev(25 wickets), Anil Kumble(21 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh(20 wickets). The most runs scored were Sachin Tendulkar(314 runs), Vinod kambli(217 runs) and Sourav Ganguly.(208 runs). The most wickets taken were by Javagal Srinath(9 wickets), Ajit Agarkar(8 wickets) and Sourav Ganguly(7 wickets).
The ends are known as the Mill Pavilion End and the Hostel End. These are named after the Elgin Mill and DAV College which are close to the stadium.
The pitch at Green Park has traditionally assisted the spinners and there have been some great performances by the likes of Jasubhai Patel and Subhash Gupte etc.
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