Green Park Stadium

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Green Park Cricket Stadium
ग्रीन पार्क स्टेडियम
Green Park Stadium Kanpur.jpg
Green Park Stadium in 2002
Ground information
LocationKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778Coordinates: 26°28′55″N 80°20′52″E / 26.48194°N 80.34778°E / 26.48194; 80.34778
OwnerGovernment of Uttar Pradesh
OperatorUttar Pradesh Cricket Association
TenantsIndian cricket team
Gujarat Lions
Uttar Pradesh cricket team
End names
Mill Pavilion End
Hostel End
International information
First Test12–14 January 1952:
 India v  England
Last Test22–26 September 2016:
 India v  New Zealand
First ODI24 December 1986:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI29 October 2017:
 India v  New Zealand
Only T20I26 January 2017:
 India v  England
Team information
UPCA (2009 – present)
Gujarat Lions (2016)
As of 29 October 2017
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Green Park Stadium is a 32,000[2] capacity floodlit cricket stadium located in Kanpur, India, and home to the Uttar Pradesh cricket team.[3] The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is an international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh (another one in Lucknow) that has regularly hosted international cricket matches in both Test and One Day format. The stadium hosted the 500th test played by the Indian team. It also organized four Vivo IPL matches, on 19 and 21 May 2016 and 10 and 13 May 2017. As of 19 August 2017 it has hosted 22 Tests, 14 ODIs and 1 T20I. It is situated near the river Ganga.

It was named after British lady Madam Green who used to come here for horse riding. The stadium is nicknamed as 'Billiards Table',[4] and is also nicknamed as 'Woolmer's turf' in the memory of late cricket coach and player Bob Woolmer who was born in McRobert Hospital opposite to the stadium.


The Green Park Stadium is named after Madam Green who used to practice horse riding here in the 1940s. It is located in the Civil Lines area in the north east part of Kanpur city near the banks of the river Ganga, which flows just behind the stadium.

This is the only stadium in India where a student gallery is available. Green Park has the largest manually operated scoreboard in the world.[citation needed] It also has video screens that are used during international matches.

India's first Test win over Australia in December 1959 was at the Green Park ground. This was also the first match to be played on a turf wicket here.[5] Off-spinner Jasubhai Patel's 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.

In 1958/9 Subhash Gupte took nine West Indies wickets in an inning for 102 runs, and had Lance Gibbs – the only batsman he missed – dropped by wicket keeper Naren Tamhane.

Since 1957 India has lost only twice at Kanpur, to the West Indies on both occasions, when Subhash Gupte's dream spell was overshadowed by Wes Hall's 10 wickets in 1958 and later when India's 1983 World Cup euphoria was cut short by Malcolm Marshall's fearsome bowling. The most runs scored were by Gundappa Vishwanath (776), Sunil Gavaskar (629) and Mohammed Azharuddin (543). The most wickets taken were by Kapil Dev (25), Anil Kumble (21) and Harbhajan Singh (20).[citation needed]


The pitch of Green Park Stadium

The ends are known as the Mill Pavilion End and the Hostel End. These are named after the Elgin Mill and DAV College which are close to the stadium.

The pitch at Green Park has traditionally assisted the spinners and there have been some great performances by the likes of Jasubhai Patel and Subhash Gupte. Lakshmi (Gulee) is the head of Women Cricket Division.

The Directorate Pavilion, new dressing rooms and VIP Pavilllion were constructed by उत्तर प्रदेश आवास एवं विकास परिषद (U.P. Housing and Development Board, Construction Department, and UP Housing and Development Board[6]) under the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.[7]

ODI records[edit]

  • The ground hosted one 1987 Cricket World Cup Group B match, West Indies vs Sri Lanka.
  • It hosted one Nehru Cup 1989 match, England vs India.
  • It hosted the opening match of 1993 Hero Cup, Sri Lanka vs India.
  • It hosted one Wills world series 1994–95 match, West Indies vs India.
  • India registered their 100th Test victory here by defeating Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs
  • It hosted India's 500th test match in September 2016, in which India beat New Zealand by 197 runs.
  • Sourav Ganguly got 5 wickets vs Zimbabwe in 2000.
  • It also hosted England in January 2002 which india won easily. Also turned out to be the only match of Anil Kumble as captain.
  • It hosted its first day/night ODI on 29 October 2017 between India and New Zealand and India won this match by six runs.
  • The highest team total in ODI in this stadium is 337/7 by India on 29 October 2017 vs New Zealand.
  • Rohit Sharma is only the batsman who scored two centuries in ODI in this ground.


See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ UP Housing and Development Board
  7. ^ Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association

6. Official Website For Uttar Pradesh Housing And Development Board