Gwalior gearing up for Nov 15 Indo-Pak ODI

November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin  
India will play against Pakistan at the stadium in the fourth one-day international of a five-match series starting on November 5.

In order to conduct the match in the best possible manner, along with providing a scoring wicket, preparations are on at a war footing in the Stadium.

“Ground and wicket both are good. You can see even grass cover throughout the wicket. We are trying to provide a good wicket and outfield, since our aim is to provide an exciting and high scoring match,” said Samandar Singh Chauhan, Curator and In charge of Madhya Pradesh State Umpire Panel.

Apart from renovating the main pitch, two practicing pitches are also being readied to provide the best possible facility to the two teams.

The stadium has a capacity to hold a thirty-five thousand capacity crowd, including the officer’s stand.

New floodlights were installed at the Roop Singh Stadium during the 1996 World Cup. The ground hosted its first one-day international on January 33 1988, when India faced the West Indies.

“Flood lights were placed here during the 1996 World Cup on the directives of Madhav Rao Scindia,” said Ajay Sahasra Budhe, Curator and member of the Gwalior division Cricket Association.

Apart from carrying out international matches, Captain Roop Singh Stadium has been hosting the Ranji Trophy and first class matches every year. (ANI)

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