History of Nehru Stadium
On 25th December, 1997, in Nehru Stadium, an ODI match between India and Sri Lanka was stopped after the third over of the first innings due to intuitions of the umpires and captains of both teams about the pitch being dangerous to play on. Later on the match referee decided to make both the team play a 30 over exhibition match to please the restless crowd. After this incident, ICC banned Nehru Stadium from hosting any matches for two years. The Stadium hosted its first match on 31st march, 2001, after the ban period.
Location of Nehru Stadium
The Nehru Stadium is located at Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is famous for hosting International Cricket matches. It includes both ODIs and Test matches.
Infrastructure of Nehru Stadium
The total accommodation of the Nehru Stadium is 25,000. It is one of the largest Cricket Stadium presently in India. The stadium has a huge outfield with artificial grasses and well equipped drainage system.
Outlook of Nehru Stadium
The Nehru Stadium started hosting international cricket matches many years ago but due to a ban implemented by ICC, it restarted hosting matches from 31st march, 2001 in which Sachin Tendulkar reached the 10,000 runs milestone in ODI against the Australians. This stadium also hosted a match in Cricket World Cup’96. In April 15, 2006, a match between India and England was hosted by another ground in the city by name Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground. It is still unknown whether the Nehru Stadium will host any other international match or not.
How to Reach Nehru Stadium, Indore
Nehru stadium of Indore is one of the most prestigious stadiums of India. The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport lies close to the ground. So, flight serves as one of the convenient mode of transport. Indore Railway station is also close to the Nehru stadium, so trains can be used as another mode of transport. Except from all these, people can use buses, cars and taxis to reach the stadium.
Contact address of Nehru Stadium
Nehru Stadium, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.