Moin-ul-Haq Stadium

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Rajendra Nagar Stadium
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Rajendra Nagar Stadium
Ground information
LocationPatna, Bihar, India
Coordinates25°36′28″N 85°10′4″E / 25.60778°N 85.16778°E / 25.60778; 85.16778Coordinates: 25°36′28″N 85°10′4″E / 25.60778°N 85.16778°E / 25.60778; 85.16778
Establishment1969
Capacity25,000
OwnerBihar Cricket Association
OperatorBihar Cricket Association
TenantsIndian Cricket Team
Bihar cricket team
Shirsh Bihar United FC (association football)
End names
Ganga End
Bypass Road End
International information
First ODI15 November, 1993:
 Sri Lanka v  Zimbabwe
Last ODI27 February, 1996:
 Kenya v  Zimbabwe
As of 8 November 2018
Source: Moin-Ul-Haque Stadium, Cricinfo

Rajendra Nagar Stadium is located in Patna, Bihar, India. The multi-purpose stadium has hosted three One Day International (ODI) matches including one from the 1996 Cricket World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. It is used for cricket and association football. It is the home ground of Bihar Ranji Team. The government has proposed the stadium development expanding its seating capacity to 42,500. It is maintained by Bihar Cricket Association. Bihar Ranji Team had currently played many Ranji matches on this ground.

History[edit]

The stadium was previously known as Rajendra Nagar Stadium. It was renamed in 1970 after the death of icon Moin-ul-Haq, who was general secretary of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), India's chef-de-mission of the Indian Olympic contingent in 1948 to London and in 1952 to Helsinki, and one of the founding vice-presidents along with K A D Naoroji of the Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936 at Jamshedpur, of Bihar.[1]

In 2013, it was announced by the Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar that an international cricket stadium will be constructed at Rajgir, Nalanda district and Moin-ul-Haq Stadium and Patliputra Sports Complex's indoor stadium will go for renovations.[2][3]

Ground information[edit]

It was a state-of-the-art stadium in India with modern seating, equipment and facilities for players and spectators alike.[4] But as the stadium is being neglected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India when it comes to hosting of international match because of problem between the Bihar Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India,[5] it has become totally outdated (more after the Indian Premier league emerged and other stadiums became Up-To-Date). After Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar, Bihar lost its Ranji Trophy team status. So, no Ranji Trophy matches are even held here. The stadium features a swimming pool and a cricket academy. It has a "Turf" pitch that follows the international standard. It is very near to Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

List of Five Wicket Hauls[edit]

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled.
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Drawn The match was drawn.

One Day Internationals[edit]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Paul Strang 27 February 1996  Zimbabwe  Kenya 1 9.4 21 5 2.17 Won[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remembering Moin-ul-Haq: An administrator par excellence". The Times India. 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ Bihar government plans world-class stadium
  3. ^ Bihar to construct world class cricket stadium Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Moin-ul-Haq Stadium (Moinul Haque Stadium)". Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Bihar Cricket Association reinstated". Archived from the original on 11 September 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  6. ^ "16th Match, Wills World Cup at Patna, Feb 27 1996". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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