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Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium is one of the mega cricket stadiums in the India that is located in Hyderabad selected for CCL 2017 matches. It is situated in Uppal and this stadium is having the seating capacity about 55,000 spectators and this figure is at the present, but the management is going to make the extension in the area of the stadium that is they are going to increase about 16 acres of land that is 65,000 m2.
The end name of the stadium is Pavilion end and the other end is called the North end. But the North end is named as the VVS Laxman end after the retirement of the legendary player of the Indian team in order to pay the honor to him. In the beginning the name of the stadium was too small and that stadium is known as the high score stadium. In 2003 the proposal is presented in front of the board for the new ground that was approved quickly and the board sets the auction for the construction of this stadium.
Finally, the auction won by the Visaka Industries Limited and the sum of the auction was decided about 65,00,00,000. As the advance payment the amount rounds about 43,00,00,000 is paid to the company for the construction of the stadium. Now you can read the complete details on Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here;
This stadium was completed in 2005 and the first ODI match was played amid India vs South Africa.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium’s Ground Information:
- Location: Uppal in Hyderabad in Telangana in India
- Establishment: 2003
- Capacity: 55,000
- Owner: Hyderabad Cricket Association
- Architect: Shashi Prabhu
- Operator: Hyderabad Cricket Team
- Tenants: Indian Cricket Team, Hyderabad Cricket Team, Sunrisers Hyderabad
- End Names: Pavilion End, VVS Laxman
International Information of Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
- 1st Test: 12-16 November, 2010
- Last Test: 2-5 March, 2013
- 1st ODI: 16 November, 2005
- Last ODI: 9 November, 2014