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Maharashtra Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
|End names||Pavilion End and Media Center End|
|Home team||Pune Warriors India|
|Owner||Maharashtra Cricket Association|
|Tenants||Maharashtra Cricket Team and Pune Warriors India|
|First ODI||India V/s EnglandÂ 20th Dec 2012|
|Last ODI||India V/s EnglandÂ 20th Dec 2012|
|Domestic team||IPL Team Pune Warriors India|
Also known as the MCA Pune international Cricket Center, Subrata Roy stadium is a spacious cricket stadium that is located at Gahunje, Pune, India. Serving as home stadium to the Maharashtra Cricket Team and IPL team Pune Warriors India, this stadium is an headquarter for Maharashtra Cricket Association.
Acknowledged for its rain water drainage system, this stadium saves the cricket matches from being abandoned because of heavy rainfall. Located on the outskirts of Pune city, this cricket venue has been designed to meet cricket in modern age. With 55,000 seating capacity, this stadium was officially inaugurated on April 8th 2012, where it hosted a grand opening ceremony.
The MCAâ€™s decision to construct a new cricket venue in Pune stemmed due to a dispute that they had with the Pune Municipal Corporation. This difference of opinion was on ticket allocations for Nehru Stadium. The dispute came into limelight and increased when an international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India was asked to move to Kolkata with the MCA saying that they were unable to host the match.
Soon after this dispute, the MCA realized the need for a new stadium. Subrata Roy Sahara stadium was then inaugurated by existing Agriculture Minister and ICC President Sharad Pawar on April 1 2012. Initially this stadium was proposed to be nicknamed following the name of Sahara India Group, however owing to some technical reasons, rules did not permit so. Considering this the MCA decided to name this stadium after Subrata Roy Sahara, visionary Managing Worker and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar.
After locating a precise land at Gahunje, Pune alongside the expressway, the work on this project started in the year 2007 while it was officially launched in the year 2012.
How to Reach
This stadium is located 25 kilometers from the Pune railway station. Owning to the fact that there is no effectual public transport for the stadium, private taxi is recommended. The stadium is just 10 minutes away from Pune Expressway. For the ones, who are visiting the stadium for first time, there are friendly police groups, always ready to guide precisely.
This state of the art stadium is constructed by Hopkins Architects, London. With several entry points, this cricket venue is very comfortable. There is ample space to move around. Though the ground can very easily accommodate with 2-3 times the current capacity crowd, yet it is expected that there will be future expansion.
The ground of this stadium has bucket seats which are extremely comfortable and well designed. With properly numbered seats and rows, the sitting arrangement at this stadium is much praise worthy. Presently, it has one multi-level seating region which has main pavilion located. This area also features high priced customized cubicles and hospitality boxes.
With three stands, you can view spanning square 3rd man â€“ wide long off, fine leg and wide long off. To the west and east stand, there is a square angle that offers clear and neat view. This stadium is blessed with state of the art outfield which is provided by the Anglo Indian sports Turf Consultants that aim incorporating innovation in turf technology.
Noted Events at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
Some important events that took place at this stadium are listed below:
- First match was played between India and England on December 20th.Â 2012.
- The most successful team on this ground has been India.
- The highest innings score was attained by India 158/5 where India beat England by 5 wickets.
- Average Innings score at this ground â€“ 157
- Most prolific batsman at this ground â€“ Alex Hales
- The most successful bowler at this stadium â€“ Yuvraj Singh (3 wickets).
- A total of 10 IPL matches have been played at this stadium in 2012.
Though it has not been long enough that this state of the art stadium was established, yet it aims to renovate itself soon, focusing on more expansion so as to accommodate more crowds.
Famous Centuries at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
The most popular centuries at this ground was made by Alex Hales in international cricket match while by CM Gautam (264*), SP Wakaskar (100*), AR Chauhan (109*) and AR Bawne (155*) in first class cricket.