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The Sports Hub, Trivandrum, commonly known as Greenfield International Stadium,[3] and formerly known as Trivandrum International Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Kerala, used mainly for association football and cricket. The stadium is located at Kariavattom in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India. It was built on 36 acres of land leased by the Kerala University for Rs 94 lakhs per year for a period of 15 years. [4] It is India's first DBOT (design, build, operate and transfer) model outdoor stadium. The Greenfield Stadium became India's 50th international cricket venue on 7 November 2017 when it hosted a T20I against New Zealand.[5] On 1 November 2018, the venue hosted its first ODI.[6]

The Sports Hub, Trivandrum
Greenfield Stadium
The Sports Hub Trivandrum Logo.png
LocationThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Coordinates8°34′17.4″N 76°53′03.5″E / 8.571500°N 76.884306°E / 8.571500; 76.884306
OwnerKerala University
OperatorKariavattom Sports Facilities Limited (KSFL)
Capacity50,000[1]
SurfaceGrass (oval)
Construction
Broke ground2012; 7 years ago (2012)
Built2015; 4 years ago (2015)
OpenedJanuary 26, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-01-26)
Construction cost390 crore (US$56 million)
ArchitectCollage Design, Mumbai[2]
Main contractorsInfrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)
Website
thesportshub.in
Ground information
International information
Only ODI1 November 2018:
 India v  West Indies
Only T20I7 November 2017:
 India v  New Zealand
As of 1 November 2018
Source: Cricinfo

Contents

FacilitiesEdit

The ground is designed such that it can be used for international cricket and football. The playing arena in the stadium has been constructed in line with FIFA regulations and International Cricket Council norms. It has a seating capacity for 50,000 spectators.[1]

The stadium has been demarcated into four zones, where the north zone is dedicated for cricket, the east zone for football and each zone has a players’ lounge, gymnasium, media centre and stock room. Shopping malls and a food court are placed in the south zone. The adjoining pavilion accommodates the latest facilities for squash, volleyball, basketball, table tennis and an Olympic size swimming pool.

The first fully eco-friendly stadium in India, it is surrounded by green plants and also has a rain water harvesting facility. The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority and Pollution Control Board have commended the builders for the green initiatives taken.[7]

The stadium is 13.3km from Trivandrum International Airport, 14.4km from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and Central Bus Station Thiruvananthapuram.

Construction detailsEdit

It was the first stadium in India built on the DBOT (design, build, operate and transfer) basis. It is also the first stadium in the country to be developed on annuity mode.[8][9] The Greenfield stadium will be operated for 15 years by the company that built it. It will then be handed over to the University of Kerala, which has leased 36 acres for it. The university will receive Rs 94 lakhs per year as lease.

CricketEdit

 
Greenfield stadium just before the Twenty20 International cricket match between India and New Zealand on 7 November 2017

On 27 May 2016, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) signed an agreement with Kariyavattom Sports Facilities Limited (KSFL) to take Greenfield Stadium on lease until 18 November 2027. According to the agreement, the KCA will be using the stadium for 180 days a year (from 1 October to 31 January and from 1 April to 30 May). However, the KCA can still hold cricket matches on other days if stadium is available. The KCA will be held responsible for the maintenance of the playing area inside the stadium. The KCA will pay a fixed amount as fees and will share revenue with KSFL when international matches are held at the stadium. A joint committee consisting of six members, three each from KCA and KSFL, will manage and monitor the activities during the lease period. The KCA members in the committee will be its secretary and president.[10]


First international cricket matches hostedEdit

T20IEdit

On 7 November 2017, India played a T20I against New Zealand on the ground. The match was truncated by rain to 8 overs per side, with India winning by 6 runs.[11]

7 November 2017
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  
67/5 (8 overs)
v
  New Zealand
61/6 (8 overs)
Manish Pandey 17 (11)
Tim Southee 2/13 (2 overs)
Colin de Grandhomme 17* (10)
Jasprit Bumrah 2/9 (2 overs)
India won by 6 runs
Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 8 overs per side due to rain.
 
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli at Greenfield International Stadium, Trivandrum during ODI match with West Indies team on 1st November 2018


ODIEdit

On 1 November 2018, India played against West Indies in an ODI, the second international game to be played at the ground, with the home team winning by 9 wickets.[12]

1 November 2018
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  
104 (31.5 overs)
v
  India
105/1 (14.5 overs)
Jason Holder 25 (33)
Ravindra Jadeja 4/34 (9.5 overs)
Rohit Sharma 63* (56)
Oshane Thomas 1/33 (4 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first ODI to be played at this venue.[13]
  • This was the West Indies' lowest total against India in ODIs.[14]

T20I

India vs West Indies,2nd T20I match in West Indies tour of India,will be played on 8th December 2019.

FootballEdit

The first international football tournament hosted by the stadium was the 2015 SAFF championship. India were crowned the champions, beating Afghanistan 2-1. The final recorded an attendance of more than 40,000 spectators.[15]

Semi-finalEdit

India  3–2  Maldives
Chhetri   25'
Lalpekhlua   34'66'
Report Nashid   45+2'
Amdhan Ali   75'

FinalEdit

India  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Afghanistan
Lalpekhlua   72'
Chhetri   101'
Report Amiri   70'
Attendance: 40,500
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

AwardsEdit

The Sports Hub, Trivandrum was adjudged as the winner of the David Vickers Award for New Venue of the Year, in the Stadium Business Awards 2016 held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2016.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rajan, Adwaidh (12 June 2015). "Greenfield Stadium Touching New Heights". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "TRIVANDRUM INTERNATIONAL STADIUM". Collage Design. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Greenfield International Stadium". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ THE IL&FS KERALA STADIUM
  5. ^ "Capital to host India-NZ T20 in November".
  6. ^ "West Indies eye top-order stability in bid to square series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Trivandrum International Stadium Opened, Ready For Opening Ceremony". The Sports Hub. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ A. Vinod (5 April 2012). "NGS, KSFL sign path-breaking pact". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  9. ^ Sangeetha Unnithan (26 May 2012). "State capital earning its sporting stripes". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  10. ^ "KCA inks deal with KSFL to take Greenfield stadium on lease". The Hindu. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Chahal, Bumrah help India edge eight-over shootout". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  12. ^ "5th ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  13. ^ "West Indies eye top-order stability in bid to square series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Windies hit new low in final India ODI". SuperSport. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ "SAFF Suzuki Cup on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Sports Hub wins coveted award". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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