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Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium once recognized as Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground, is the primary cricket facility located in the urban centre of Hyderabad. 

Situated in the eastern suburban area of the city, Uppal, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the home ground of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.

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Established in the year 2004, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility fitted out to host international cricket matches.

History of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Erstwhile, Hyderabad Cricket Association was using the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, situated at Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad as their home ground to host domestic and international matches. 

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was managed by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, and Hyderabad Cricket Association had only limited controls over the facility. 

What is more, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium is much smaller in size, which led people to brand it as a high-scoring venue. As a high-scoring venue, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was brushed off from considerations to host international high profile matches.

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium - Today

Hyderabad Cricket StadiumToday, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is one among the professional cricket grounds of India, and a world-class facility fitted with floodlights mounted on six towers, which facilitate the ground to host day-and-night matches.

The spacious reception hallway of the stadium features various memorabilia and galleries of cricketers and executives whose vital contributions to the Hyderabad Cricket Association cannot be brushed aside.

Extended over 696,960 sq ft, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium features numerous facilities, which include Parking zone, Commentator’s box, Corporate rooms, Exclusive space for umpires, Practice nets, Press room with all communication installations, State-of-the-art dressing rooms and many more.

Quick Facts:

Establishment: 2004

Location and Contact Details
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Uppal, Hyderabad 500 039
Email: hycricket@rediffmail.com

Landmark: Close to GE Capital Complex and Adjacent to Survey of India
Name of the stadium ends: Pavilion end and North end (VVS Laxman end)

How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station:
  • Secunderabad Railway Station (7.2 km)
  • Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station or Nampally Railway Station (10.4 km)
Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (31.7 km)
Local Transport: Buses, auto rickshaws, taxicabs are available from all prime points of the city

Host Records of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium:
  • Australia had scored 350/4, it is the highest score at the stadium.
  • England had scored 174, it is the lowest score at the stadium.
  • Yuvraj Singh's 233 scored in three matches is the most of runs scored at the stadium.
  • Sachin Tendulkar's 175 is the highest individual score at the stadium.
  • Sachin Tendulkar completed 17,000 ODI runs, made his 45th ODI century and received his 60th ODI Man of the match award.
  • 697 runs made for the loss of 14 wickets in one match.
  • India completed its 500th ODI win at this venue in 2019.
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