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Captain Roop Singh Stadium

Captain Roop Singh Stadium is a cricket stadium, located in the centre of India, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The stadium was established in the year 1978 and is owned by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.

 

It is operated by Gwalior Division Cricket Association and acts as the home ground to Madhya Pradesh cricket state team.

 

The seating capacity of the stadium is about 45,000 audience. The stadium was the venue for 12 ODI matches.

 


History


Initially, the land associated with the stadium was used for hockey matches and practice sessions. The stadium is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Roop Singh.

 

With the budding interests and culture of cricket in India, the stadium was developed as a cricket stadium. The leg spin bowler in the Indian team, Narendra Hirwani, made his one-day debut on this stadium.

 

Major Matches



The first ODI which was played here was between India and West Indies in the year 1988. India was one of the hosts for the 1996 Cricket World Cup and the Captain Roop Singh Stadium hosted the match between India and West Indies.

 

For the first time ever in cricket, Kenya had defeated India in the year 1998 in this stadium. In 2010, an ODI match was played between India and South Africa, the legendary cricket star Sachin Tendulkar created history by becoming the first male cricketer ever to score a double century in an ODI, ending on 200 not out. India thrashed out South Africa by 153 runs. 


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