Palam A Stadium

Palam A Stadium, also known as Air Force Station or Model Sports Complex, is a cricket ground in Dwarka Road, Palam, New Delhi. The ground was established in 1958, and since then it has been regular venue for cricket for Services cricket team. The ground has also hosted few matches for the Delhi and Railways cricket teams. As of mid-2018 it has held 126 first-class matches and 69 List A matches.[1][2][3] In 2011, the International Cricket Council approved the ground for use as a practice venue for the World Cup; 19 practice sessions took place there.[4]

Palam A Stadium
Ground information
LocationDwarka Road, Palam, Delhi
Coordinates28°34′17″N 77°07′22″E / 28.57139°N 77.12278°E / 28.57139; 77.12278
Establishment1958
Capacityn/a
End names
n/a
Team information
Services cricket team (1958-present)
As of 27 August 2015
Source: Cricinfo

The ground is very close to Indira Gandhi International Airport, and planes approaching the airport fly low about 100 metres south of the ground before coming in to land on the other side of Dwarka Road. Although the ground is used for Ranji Trophy matches, public entry is restricted, as the land belongs to the Indian Air Force.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ First-Class Matches
  2. ^ List A matches
  3. ^ T20 Matches
  4. ^ Ali, Qaiser Mohammad (4 February 2011). "Kotla and Palam grounds to host 43 practice sessions". India Today. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ Iyer, Aditya. "Ranji Trophy: Game Over". openthemagazine. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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