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Uttar Pradesh Modi Stadium
|Location||Green Park, Civil Lines, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Capacity||39, 000 |
|End names||Mill Pavilion End and Hostel End|
|Home team||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team|
|Owner||Uttar Pradesh Government|
|Operator||UPCA and Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team|
|First Test||14th January 1952; India V England|
|Last Test||24th – 27th November 2009; India V Srilanka|
|First ODI||24th December 1986; India V Srilanka|
|Last ODI||20th November 2008; India V England|
|Domestic team||Uttar Pradesh (1951 – present)|
|Central Zone (1975-2001)|
The Modi Stadium was set up in the year 1945, in Kanpur Uttar Pradesh. This is the only stadium in Uttar Pradesh which has by far hosted maximum number of cricket matches – ODI and test matches. Located at Civil Lines region, this stadium lies in the north east area of Kanpur which is near the banks of Ganges River that flows behind Modi stadium. This stadium is well acknowledged for having student’s gallery and one of the largest manually operated scoreboards in the entire world. Apart from this, the stadium also has video screens that are used in international matches.
This stadium has seen some of the most frequent changes, while lacks the tradition that some of the other well known test ground stadiums boasts of. This stadium is one of the prominent stadiums in Uttar Pradesh which is under the supervision of Sports Department of Uttar Pradesh. This stadium is multipurpose while is unique for being the only stadium that has a separate sitting area for students.
The Modi Stadium is also known as Green Park Stadium which is named after Madam Green who practiced Horse Riding in the year 1940. It is noteworthy that India won her first test match against Australia in the year 1959. The popular off spinner Jasubhai Patel took 14 wickets which proved to be instrumental in assuring India’s win. In the year 1958/9 Subash Gupte took 9 wickets in a match for 102 runs while had Lance Gibbs as the only batsman that he missed. This multipurpose stadium was ordered by ICC to be removed from listing of international venues.
Also known as Green Park stadium, this stadium has been renovated to meet the contemporary demands of players. It is noteworthy that since the year 1957, India has lost only two times at Modi stadium which was against West Indies. The maximum runs made on this ground were scored by Mohammad Azhrauddin, Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath. The Indian Cricket Team has made some of the memorable and historical wins thereby making incredible runs.
How to Reach
Modi Stadium also known as Green Park Stadium is located on Civil Lines, Green Park in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Located conveniently in civil lines area in the north east region of Kanpur, this stadium is located near the banks of Ganges River that flows just behind the stadium. You can reach this stadium easily from Kanpur Railways Station and Bus Stand. It is owing to its easy location that commuters reach this place easily. It is also in close proximity with other attractions of the city. You can reach this stadium by hiring a local taxi or cab or by using the public transport like bus, auto rickshaw etc.
The Lucknow airport is just 2.5 hours far from the Modi Stadium.
All the stands in Modi stadium are uncovered while have seats that are comfortable with spacious gallery. This stadium has a student gallery where the students can sit comfortably and watch the match. With two ends, this stadium is one of the favorite of spinners. The ground pitch is lifeless owing to its soil. This ground has two ends where the sitting capacity of spectators is 60,000.
Noted Events at Modi Stadium
One Day Match Records
|Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Match Date||Scorecard|
|India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||117 runs||24-Dec-86||ODI # 407|
|Sri Lanka||West Indies||West Indies||25 runs||21-Oct-87||ODI # 464|
|India||England||India||6 wickets||25-Oct-89||ODI # 583|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||7 wickets||7-Nov-93||ODI # 846|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||46 runs||30-Oct-94||ODI # 941|
|India||Zimbabwe||India||40 runs||6-Mar-96||ODI # 1075|
|India||Australia||India||6 wickets||7-Apr-98||ODI # 1308|
|India||Zimbabwe||India||9 wickets||11-Dec-00||ODI # 1659|
|India||England||India||8 wickets||28-Jan-02||ODI # 1798|
|India||Pakistan||Pakistan||5 wickets||15-Apr-05||ODI # 2239|
|India||Pakistan||India||46 runs||11-Nov-07||ODI # 2645|
|India||England||India||16 runs||20-Nov-08||ODI # 2778|
Records Includes the following Current or Recent Matches
|India v England at Kanpur, 3rd ODI, Nov 20, 2008 [ODI # 2778]|
|India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 3rd ODI, Nov 11, 2007 [ODI # 2645]|
|India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 5th ODI, Apr 15, 2005 [ODI # 2239]|
Cricket World Cup Records:
Modi stadium has hosted many One Day International (ODI) matches at times when India hosted the Cricket World Cup.
i. Cricket World Cup in the year 1987
ii. Cricket World Cup in the year 1996
|Team (A)||Team (B)||Winner||Margin||Match Date|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||203 Runs||12-Dec-58|
|India||West Indies||West Indies||83 runs||21-Oct-83|
The state government of Uttar Pradesh has sanctioned 16 crore rupees for the renovation of this stadium. The state government has already paid 10 crore and the construction has already started for giving new look to the cricket stadium. The renovation work is going in full swing and it is expected that the due six crore will be sanctioned soon. The renovation shall include installing circuit camera at assorted enclosures, videography etc. It is supposed that this stadium will have seats which will have spacious leg area for movement.
Famous Centuries at Modi Stadium