University Stadium (Thiruvananthapuram)

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Kerala University Stadium
Kerala University Stadium
Palayam View Trivandrum.jpg
A view of University Stadium (Right)and CSN stadium (left)
Ground information
Location Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Establishment 1940
Capacity 20,000[1]
Owner University of Kerala
End names
Church End
Hotel End
International information
First ODI October 1 1984:
 India v  Australia
Last ODI January 25, 1988:
 India v  West Indies
As of June 21 2014
Source: University Stadium, Cricinfo

Kerala University Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and is used for predominantly football and also for athletics. University stadium had hosted the first one-day international cricket match in kerala.[2]

The stadium is owned by the University of Kerala and was opened by Sir Mirza the Diwan of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad in 1940.The stadium has a capacity of 20,000. The G. V. Raja Pavilion is in the stadium. The stadium was used as the home ground for the Indian domestic cricket team Kerala till the late 1980s. The stadium has hosted 2 ODI matches with the host team India losing one match and the other match yielded no result.

The stadium was the home ground of Chirag United Club, for the 2011-2012 I-League season.[3]

One Day International cricket[edit]

The stadium has hosted following ODI matches till date.

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 India  Australia No result 1984
 India  West Indies  West Indies BY 9 wickets 1988


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Coordinates: 8°30′28″N 76°57′04″E / 8.507856°N 76.951203°E / 8.507856; 76.951203