University Ground

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University Ground
Ground information
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates 26°51′51″N 80°56′09″E / 26.864068°N 80.935905°E / 26.864068; 80.935905
Establishment 1949
Capacity n/a
Owner Lucknow University
Operator Lucknow University
International information
First Test 23 October 1952:
 India v  Pakistan
As of 22 June 2014
Source: University Ground, Cricinfo

The University Ground (Hindi: यूनिवर्सिटी ग्राउंड) was a test cricket stadium in Lucknow, India.

The first and the only international Test match was played on 23–26 October 1952 between India and Pakistan.[1] The venue, however, was not as popular as Green Park Stadium in the nearby city of Kanpur which hosted most of the Test matches.

The stadium lies on the banks of the River Gomti. In 1994, the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium took its place as the city's premier cricket ground. The ground has a seating capacity of 52,000.

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  1. ^ "University Ground". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.

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Coordinates: 26°51′51″N 80°56′09″E / 26.86417°N 80.93583°E / 26.86417; 80.93583