Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground
2004
Rajiv Gandhi
Six towers, completed April 7, 2008
Pavilion End, North End
Hyderabad (India)
13:32, Sat Dec 20, 2014 (UTC +0530)
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
 

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India v New Zealand - Nov 12-16, 2010 Scorecard
India v Australia - Mar 2-5, 2013 Scorecard
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India v South Africa - Nov 16, 2005 Scorecard
India v Sri Lanka - Nov 9, 2014 Scorecard
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The need for a big ground and an exclusive cricket facility necessitated the building of a cricket ground in Uppal, an eastern suburb of Hyderabad. Moreover the earlier venue - the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium - was owned by the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, giving the Hyderabad Cricket Association limited control over the ground. Stretched over 16 acres of land, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium did away Hyderabad's reputation of being a high-scoring venue. The ground has had its share of controversy. The first came with the name, which the state government changed to honour a former Indian prime minister. The HCA had to pay out the contractors - Visaka Industries - after whom the stadium was originally named. Then, ten days before what would have been its first first-class match - between the Australians and Mumbai - the ground was deemed unfit to host a big match. But the stadium is now ready, a state-of-the-art facility, complete with floodlights installed in April 2008 in time for hosting the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.

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The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium under lights, India v Australia, 5th ODI, Hyderabad, November 5, 2009
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium under lights
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Indian cricketers jog around the ground as a South African player looks on, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, November 15, 2005
Indian cricketers jog around the ground as a South African player looks on
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Sachin Tendulkar practices his fielding ahead of the 1st ODI against South Africa, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, November 15, 2005
Sachin Tendulkar practices his fielding
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Suresh Raina dives for a ball during a practice session ahead of the 1st ODI against South Africa, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, November 15, 2005
Suresh Raina dives for a ball
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