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ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
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ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Pothinamallayya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Establishment 2003
Capacity 25,000
Owner Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Operator Andhra cricket team
Tenants Andhra cricket team
End names
Vizzy End
DV Subba Rao End
International information
First ODI April 05, 2005: India v Pakistan
Last ODI November 24, 2013: India v West Indies
ACA-VDCA stadium flood light pole at Madhurawada

ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium formerly Andhra Cricket Association-Vishakapatnam District Cricket Association Cricket Stadium or ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Visakhapatnam, India.

The picturesque ACA-VDCA ground, set on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam midst scenic hills, has hosted 5 ODI and a T20I so far apart from hosting IPL matches. The stadium has a two-tier architecture and designed in such a way that view of the match in action is not obstructed regardless of the seating location.


History[edit]

This ground has one of the best batting tracks in the world and a most preferred ground of BCCI to host ODI and other league matches. The stadium is known for the lush green outfield and has one of the most well maintained stadium in the country.

The second ODI of the series between India and Pakistan in 2005. But on the evidence of that game, in which over 650 runs were scored, the playing strip is one of the best batting pitches in the country, hard and true and perfect for hitting through the line, as the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni proved while flaying the Pakistan attack on the way to 148.

The grass was specially brought from the Caribbean. In addition to this the stadium has the countries best water drainage facilities. The ACA president Ganga Raju recently stated that the stadium may be awarded test status during the next domestic season of Team India.

The stadium currently seats 38,000, although there are plans to increase its capacity to 50,000 with the addition of more tiers to the stands. These additions might, however, block the view of the hills and the pleasant breeze allowed into the ground by the low-lying stands, which currently give it a pleasant air far from the hothouse atmosphere of most Indian grounds.

Ground Profile[edit]

It is currently used mainly for cricket matches. The stadium was built in 2003 and has a capacity of 38,000 seats. It has floodlight facilities to host a D/N match and has one of the best draining facility in India. The stadium has hosted 5 ODI matches, out which 4 were won by India and hence considered as a lucky stadium for Team India. It is located on NH5 near Pothinmallayapalem", a suburb of Visakhapatnam.

List of All International Matches Played[edit]

Tests[edit]

This venue has not hosted any international test matches so far.

ODI[edit]

The following is the list of all matches played

Date Tournament Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Full Scorecard
Monday, October 23, 1989 Bilateral Series  India  Pakistan India 58 runs Scorecard
Sunday, November 14, 1993 Bilateral Series  India  Sri Lanka India 7 wickets Scorecard
Wednesday, November 29, 1995 Bilateral Series  India  Australia India 5 wickets Scorecard
Saturday, October 14, 2006 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies India 5 wickets Scorecard
Monday, October 16, 2006 Bilateral Series  India  West Indies West Indies Cricket Board 2 wickets Scorecard

T20[edit]

Political Interventions[edit]

On more than one occasion, scheduled international matches were cancelled due to political instability / security reasons.

Tournament Game Type Date Teams Reason
Sri Lanka's tour of India ODI 18 December 2009  India vs  Sri Lanka Samaikyandhra Movement
Indian Premier League Twenty20 19 March 2010 Deccan Chargers vs Punjab Samaikyandhra Movement

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Coordinates: 17°47′50.49″N 83°21′07.00″E / 17.7973583°N 83.3519444°E / 17.7973583; 83.3519444