- Nahar Singh Stadium
Nahar Singh Stadium Ground information Location Faridabad Coordinates Coordinates: Establishment 1981 Capacity 25,000 Owner Haryana Cricket Association Operator Haryana Cricket Association Tenants Haryana International information First ODI 19 Jan 1988: India v West Indies Last ODI 31 Mar 2006: India v England As of 19 June 2009
Source: Nahar Singh Stadium, Cricinfo
Nahar Singh cricket stadium in Faridabad was built in 1981. The first match, a Ranji trophy game between Haryana and Services was played in 1982 from November 22-24. On 14.9.86 the then Chief Minister of Haryana sanctioned for the renovation of the stadium immediately.
From 22-24 January 1987, a match between Pakistan under-25 versus Indian Board President's XI was played in this stadium. The first one-day international match was played between India and West Indies. The Indian team was led by Ravi Shastri and the West Indian side by Vivian Richards.
From November 5-7, 1988, a match between New Zealand versus North Zone. This game was a benefit match for Haryana player Sarkar Talwar and spinner Rajinder Goel. Later, three one day international matches were played.
The first match was between Pakistan under-19 vs under-19 Board President's XI in the 1990-91 season. The next match was in the 1992- 93 season between India and Zimababwe. And in 1994 the third one-day international was played between India and West Indies. The two captains were Kapil Dev for India and Courtney Walsh for West Indies. Significantly, this venue was the last one day international match for allrounder Kapil Dev.
The venue has also hosted the match between Ranji Winners Delhi and England. This apart, around 50 matches which includes Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, and Wills Trophy have been played here. In 2 October 1992, a match between Rest of India versus Haryana was played and Haryana team led by Kapil Dev defeated Rest of India. The coach of the Haryana side was Sarkar Talwar.
The ground has a capacity of to hold around 25,000 people. There are six center pitches and three practice pitches. There is also a modern pavilion with a suite which can has 200 seats. It also has a commentator box, box for media, press box, President box, Umpire room, health club, restaurant, billiards room, card room, and coffee shop. There is an outdoor tennis court. On the north side 9 stands have been constructed with an office and parking facility for ministers.
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