Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, commonly known as Kirtipur Cricket Ground or simply TU Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Kirtipur just outside Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Stadium
Kirtipur Cricket Stadium
TU Cricket Stadium
ACC Twenty20 Nepal v Malaysia.JPG
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Stadium at Kirtipur
Ground information
LocationKirtipur, Kathmandu
Coordinates27°40′41″N 85°17′25″E / 27.67806°N 85.29028°E / 27.67806; 85.29028Coordinates: 27°40′41″N 85°17′25″E / 27.67806°N 85.29028°E / 27.67806; 85.29028
Establishment1998
Capacity20,000+
OwnerTribhuvan University
OperatorCricket Association of Nepal
TenantsNepal national cricket team
Nepal national under-19 cricket team
End names
Pavilion End
Chobhar End
International information
First ODI5 February 2020:
   Nepal v  Oman
Last ODI12 February 2020:
   Nepal v  United States
First T20I5 December 2019:
   Nepal v  Bhutan
Last T20I9 December 2019:
   Nepal v  Maldives
Team information
Nepal cricket team (1998 -)
As of 12 February 2020
Source: Cricinfo

HistoryEdit

The first recorded match held on the ground came in 1998 when Bangladesh played Papua New Guinea in the 1998 ACC Trophy.[1]

Nepal took part in the inaugural Intercontinental Cup with the matches in the competition having first-class status. The ground held its first first-class match when Nepal hosted Malaysia. Another two first-class match were held there during the 2005 Intercontinental Cup when Nepal hosted Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.[2]

These were the first first-class matches to be held anywhere in Nepal. The ground has since hosted a number of international competitions, including the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five and 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship.

Controversy arose during the competition in a match between Nepal and the United States with crowd trouble flaring up when a large number of spectators disturbed play when they became unhappy with the performance of the Nepal team.

The match was later investigated by the International Cricket Council for the crowd trouble and the resulting calculations of the net-run rate which denied Singapore promotion to 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four.[3]

The ground has also successfully hosted domestic tournaments such as 2017 Everest Premier League, 2016 Everest Premier League, 2016 Ruslan Cup, 2017 Ruslan Cup and so on with a lot of people coming to watch the matches and enjoying domestic cricket.

RenovationsEdit

After the earthquake of 2015 TU cricket grounds basic infrastructure gets destroyed so, CAN is rebuilding its infrascture such as grounds wall and adding pavilion building, media box, View tower, Vip seating area and many more facilities.

ImagesEdit

 
Spectator's rest at Kirtipur Cricket Ground, Kathmandu
 
A match in Kirtipur Cricket Ground, Kathmandu
 
Kirtipur Cricket Ground, Kathmandu
 
Kirtipur Cricket Ground, Kathmandu
 
Kirtipur Cricket Ground, Kathmandu

Major sports eventsEdit

List of International centuriesEdit

T20I centuriesEdit

Only one T20I century have been scored at the venue.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 107 Gyanendra Malla     Nepal 55   Bhutan 5 December 2019 Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Other matches played on Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ "ICC announces team to investigate Nepal incident". March 4, 2010. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2019.

External linksEdit