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Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur, India

Vidarbha Cricket Association StadiumJamtha, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441108

Also or formerly known as VCA Stadium
Established 2008
Capacity 45,000
Flood Light Yes
End Name Secretary End, Pavilon End

Records and statistics
First TestIndia v Australia, 06-10, Nov 2008
Last TestIndia v South Africa, 25-27, Nov 2015
First ODIIndia v Australia, 28-Oct-2009
Last ODIIndia v Australia, 30-Oct-2013
First T20IIndia v Sri Lanka, 09-Dec-2009
Last T20IWest Indies v Afghanistan, 27-Mar-2016
Ground Fixtures
Date & time Detail
Sun, Jan 29
13:30 GMT, 19:00 local
2nd T20I - India v England

The new Vidharba Cricket Association Stadium became Nagpur's international ground in 2008 after BCCI president Shashank Manohar decided that his home city needed a state-of-the-art facility to substitute the old VCA Stadium.

Stadium opened with India and Australian test match in November, 2008. First one-day played betwee India and Australia on October 28, 2009.

The stadium is a picture of modernity with fresh bucket seating in all areas, and has been compared with the Gabba by some Indian commentators, although its surrounds are rather more remote and the distance from the city is a sure put-off for fans.

As it's still fairly fresh the pitch is harder than most in India, which has led to high-scoring affairs in its early limited-overs matches. Sachin Tendulkar scored the first century on the ground as India crush Australia by 172 runs in the first Test in November 2008.

The pitch of this stadium is best for test matches and for this reason generally the test series have been played on this ground. Aside from hosting the international matches, different domestic series are also hosted here, including the Ranji as well as the Duleep trophy.

The credit of designing this stadium goes to Shashi Prabhu who had cast a great deal of efforts in coming up with this plan. The maintenance as well as the renovation work is managed by the Vidarbha Cricket Association.


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