Friday, February 3, 2012

Sardar Patel Stadium

Sardar Patel Stadium
Sardar  Patel Gujarat Stadium Ahmedabad.jpg
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad
Ground information
Location Ahmedabad
Establishment 1982
Seating capacity 54,000
Owner Gujarat Cricket Association
Operator Gujarat Cricket Association
Tenants Gujarat Cricket Team, Rajasthan Royals
End names
Adani Pavilion End
International information
First Test 12 Nov - 16 Nov 1983: India v West Indies
Last Test 16 Nov - 20 Nov 2009: India v Sri Lanka
First ODI 5 Oct 1984: India v Australia
Last ODI 27 Feb 2010: India v South Africa
As of 1 March 2010
Source: Cricinfo

Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera Stadium) formerly known as Gujarat Stadium is a cricket stadium located in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad, India. Built in 1982 on the banks of the Sabarmati River, the stadium hosted its first International Test match on November 12, 1983 between India and the West Indies. It has an official capacity of 54,000[1] spectators and is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games. The pitch once favoured the bowlers, but has lately been host to competitive games. It is named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

Motera has witnessed some great feats of Indian cricket history:

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