Moin-ul-Haq Stadium

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Moin-ul-Haq stadium
Patna International Stadium
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Moin-ul-Haq Stadium
Ground information
Location Patna, Bihar, India
Coordinates 25°36′28″N 85°10′4″E / 25.60778°N 85.16778°E / 25.60778; 85.16778Coordinates: 25°36′28″N 85°10′4″E / 25.60778°N 85.16778°E / 25.60778; 85.16778
Establishment 1969
Capacity 25,000
Owner Bihar Cricket Association
Tenants BCCI
End names
Ganga End
Bypass Road End
International information
First ODI 15 November 1993:
 Sri Lanka v  Zimbabwe
Last ODI 27 February, 1996:
 Kenya v  Zimbabwe
Team information
Bihar cricket team (1969 – present)
Source: CricketArchive

Moin-Ul-Haq Stadium or Rajendra Nagar Stadium is located in Patna, Bihar, India. The multi-purpose stadium has hosted three One Day International (ODI) matches including one from the 1996 Cricket World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. It is used for cricket and association football.

History[edit]

The stadium was previously known as Rajendra Nagar Stadium. It was renamed in 1970 after the death of icon Moin-ul-Haq, who was general secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), India's chef-de-mission of the Indian Olympic contingent in 1948 to London and in 1952 to Helsinki, and one of the founding vice-presidents along with K A D Naoroji of the Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936 at Jamshedpur, then part of Bihar.[1]

In 2013, it was announced by the Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar that an international cricket stadium will be constructed at Rajgir, Nalanda district and Moin-ul-Haq Stadium and Patliputra Sports Complex's indoor stadium will go for renovations.[2][3]

Ground information[edit]

It was a state-of-the-art stadium in India with modern seating, equipment and facilities for players and spectators alike.[4] But as the stadium is being neglected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India when it comes to hosting of international match because of problem between the Bihar Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.,[5] it has become totally outdated (more after the Indian Premier league emerged and other stadiums became Up-To-Date). After Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar, Bihar lost its Ranji Trophy team status. So, no Ranji Trophy matches are even held here. The stadium features a swimming pool and a cricket academy. It has a "Turf" pitch that follows the international standard. It is very near to Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

Game information[edit]

Game Type No. of Games
Test Matches 0
ODI 2
Twenty20 0

Game statistics[edit]

Category Information
Highest Team Score Sri Lanka (263/6 in 50 Overs against Zimbabwe)
Lowest Team Score Kenya (134 All Out in 36.3 Overs against Zimbabwe)
Best Batting Performance PA de Silva (68 Runs against Zimbabwe)
Best Bowling Performance Paul Strang (5/21 against Kenya)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remembering Moin-ul-Haq: An administrator par excellence". The Times India. 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Bihar government plans world-class stadium
  3. ^ Bihar to construct world class cricket stadium Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 September 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 

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