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Andhra Cricket Association

Andhra Cricket Association
SportCricket
JurisdictionAndhra Pradesh, India
AbbreviationACA
Founded1953 (1953)
AffiliationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Regional affiliationSouth
HeadquartersACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
LocationVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
PresidentP. Sarath Chandra Reddy
CEOM. V. Siva Reddy
DirectorVenugopal Rao
CoachYere Goud
Official website
andhracricket.org
India

Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) is the governing body of cricket in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The association is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and governs the Andhra cricket team. The association was founded in 1953 and has been affiliated to the BCCI ever since. The ACA operates the ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, which hosts International-level Test, ODI and T20 cricket matches. The headquarters of the association is at Visakhapatnam. C. K. Nayudu, the first captain of Indian cricket team, was instrumental in the formation of Andhra Cricket Association and was its founder president.[1][2] Nayudu was also the first captain of Andhra cricket team.[3][4]

History

The roots of the organisation can be traced to the formation of the Guntur Recreation Club in 1951 which was affiliated to the Madras Cricket Association. The Andhra Cricket Association was eventually formed in 1953.[2]

C. K. Nayudu, the first captain of Indian cricket team, was instrumental in the formation of Andhra Cricket Association.[2][1] He was the founder president of ACA.[3][4] C. K. Nayudu and his brother C. S. Nayudu played in Guntur and mentored the local cricketers.[4] C. K. Nayudu, aged 58, led Andhra team in its first Ranji Trophy match against Mysore in the 1953–54 season.[1] He also scored the team's first-ever fifty in that match.[5]

The ACA has produced international players namely M. S. K. Prasad and Venugopal Rao. Many players from the ACA have played for India U-19s including D Sivakumar, Gnaneswara Rao (captained India U19s), GVS Prasad, Bodapati Sumanth and more recently Ricky Bhui.

Grounds

Venue City Established Capacity Notes
International ground
ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium Visakhapatnam 2003 35,000 [6]
Domestic grounds
Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex Vizianagram 2013 n/a [7]
Andhra Cricket Association Women's Cricket Academy Ground Guntur 2011 n/a
CSR Sarma College Ground Ongole 2012 n/a
Kandula Sreenivasa Reddy Memorial College of Engineering Ground Cuddapah 2012 n/a
Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium Visakhapatnam 1993 n/a Hosted Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005
Rural Development Trust Stadium Anantapur 2003 5,000
YS Raja Reddy Stadium Cuddapah 2011 15,000
Nellore International Cricket Stadium Mogghallapalem, Andhra Pradesh 2016 N/A Stadium was proposed in 2016; ground work has still not started.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "The land of Vizzy & C K Nayudu finally to host a test match". The Times of India. 16 November 2016. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 24 April 2023. "It was February 1953 when Col CK Nayudu, the first captain of the Indian team, became the founder president of ACA," local cricketologist Prof Prasanna Kumar told TOI. "He was 58-years-old when he led Andhra in their first Ranji match against Mysuru and coming to bat in the middle, smote a huge six off pacer Kasturirangan," Prof Kumar reminisced."Col Nayudu and his brother CS Nayudu played in Guntur and taught the boys discipline, from how to don the flannels to doing their laces; they instilled the quintessence of cricket in Andhra boys," he added.
  2. ^ a b c "History of ACA". Andhra Cricket Association. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ a b Guha, Ramachandra (1992). Wickets in the East: An Anecdotal History. Oxford University Press. p. 155. ISBN 978-0-19-562809-8.
  4. ^ a b c A. Prasanna Kumar (October 2010). "International Cricket at Vizag" (PDF). pp. 9, 16. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Mysore v Andhra 1953-54". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. India. Cricket Grounds". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  7. ^ "P.V.G. Raju Sports Complex opened". The Hindu. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2016.


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