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Green Park Stadium is a 48,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team.[2] 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'.[3] The stadium is also nicknamed as 'Woolmer's टरफ' 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 13 May against Delhi Daredevils nd Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively. As of 19 Aug, 2017 it has hosted 22 Tests, 14 ODIs and 1 T20I.

Green Park
ग्रीन पार्क स्टेडियम
گرین پارک اسٹیڈیم
Green Park Stadium Kanpur.jpg
Green Park Stadium in 2002, River Ganges could be seen at the backyard
Ground information
Location Kanpur, India
Coordinates 26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778Coordinates: 26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778
Establishment 1945
Capacity 48,000[1]
Owner Government of Uttar Pradesh
Operator Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association
Tenants Indian Cricket TeamSachin mishra
Gujarat Lions
Uttar Pradesh cricket team
End names
Mill Pavilion End
Hostel End
International information
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
Team information
UPCA (2009 – present)
Gujarat Lions (2016)
As of 22 September 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

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HistoryEdit

 
Mahendra Shukla At Green Park Stadium, Kanpur - going out to bat

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[citation needed]. 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.[4] Off-spinner Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.

In 1958/9 Subhash Gupte took nine West Indian wickets in an inning for 102 runs, and had Lance Gibbs – the only batsman he missed – dropped by wicket keeper Naren Tamhane.

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).

InfrastructureEdit

 
The Pitch at Green park Stadium

Ends

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.

Pitch

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.

Reception

The stadium was rated as one of the worst cricket stadium by Kevin Petersen.The floodlights are not suitable for day night matches.The facilities are less than ordinary.

The Directorate Pavallion, New Dressing Rooms And VIP Pavallion

All are Constructed By उत्तर प्रदेश आवास एवं विकास परिषद (U.P. Housing and Development Board (Contruction Department) www.upavp.com

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