Modi Stadium
1945
45,000
Yes
Mill Pavilion End, Hostel End
Uttar Pradesh
Football
Shivkumar
17:09, Fri Oct 31, 2014 (UTC +0530)
Green Park
 

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India v England - Jan 12-14, 1952 Scorecard
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Constructed in one of the most polluted cities in India, Kanpur's Green Park stadium, situated close to the river Ganges, accommodates 39,255 - mostly uncovered - spectators. Established in 1945, the ground, which has seen frequent changes, lacks the tradition which some of the other premier Test grounds boast of. Its floodlights are slung low, and were used for the first time last year in a Test featuring South Africa. A number of dull drawn games have been the feature of the Tests at Kanpur, thanks to lifeless pitches; this, in part, is the fault of the region's soil, for it does not encourage bounce and pace.

For long not too many fixtures were held here, until the local cricket association prepared a ground fit for international cricket. And if the eyes and lungs can adapt and overcome the thick smog that pervades the city, the pitch is a batsmen's paradise. Mohammad Azharuddin hit the last of his three consecutive hundreds during his sensational debut. In 1986-87, Sri Lanka and India produced 1096 runs and lost only 17 wickets. In the 90s, India and West Indies produced an average of 73 runs per wicket. More recently, Shahid Afridi blitzed a 45-ball century, playing through the line and swinging across and one could sense him almost closing his eyes as he smote the ball; it was that kind of pitch.
(Rahul Bhatia)

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A security guard at Green Park, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Kanpur, November 22, 2009
A security guard at Green Park
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The Green Park scoreboard is spruced up for the India-Pakistan ODI, Kanpur, November 10, 2007
The Green Park scoreboard is spruced up for the India-Pakistan ODI
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Picturesque Green Park stadium
Green Park, Kanpur
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Practice pitches at Green Park stadium
Green Park, Kanpur
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