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Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Guwahati

Assam Cricket Association Stadium
Barsapara Cricket Stadium
Barsapara Cricket Stadium match under floodlights
Ground information
LocationBarsapara, Guwahati, Assam
Coordinates26°8′42″N 91°44′11″E / 26.14500°N 91.73639°E / 26.14500; 91.73639
Establishment2012
Capacity37,800[1][2][3]
OwnerAssam Cricket Association
ArchitectKlorophyll (India) Sports Turf Technology & Construction Pvt. Ltd.
OperatorAssam Cricket Association
Tenants
End names
Media End
Pavilion End
International information
First ODI21 October 2018:
 India v  West Indies
Last ODI10 January 2023:
 India v  Sri Lanka
First T20I10 October 2017:
 India v  Australia
Last T20I28 November 2023:
 India v  Australia
First WT20I4 March 2019:
 India v  England
Last WT20I9 March 2019:
 India v  England
Team information
Assam cricket team (2013 – present)
Indian national cricket team (2017 – present)
Rajasthan Royals (2023 - present)
As of 28 November 2023
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The Assam Cricket Association Stadium, also known as ACA Stadium, Barsapara Cricket Stadium) and officially named Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium,[4] is a cricket stadium in Barsapara, Guwahati, Assam, India.[5] It is the home ground of the Assam cricket team and is owned and operated by the Assam Cricket Association. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 55,000 spectators.[1][2][3]

Former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the stadium on 10 October 2017. It is India's 49th international cricket venue.[6] The first international cricket match played here was a T20I between India and Australia in 2017, which was won by Australia. The arena hosts domestic and international cricket matches.[7] It is the largest sports stadium in north-eastern India.

It hosted the Indian Premier League's matches for the first time in April 2023, with the Rajasthan Royals playing two home games in the stadium as its second home.[2] This initiative was put forth by BCCI to have a cricketing impact in Northeast India.[8]

History

The foundation stone of the stadium was laid by then-Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in June 2004, and he again laid the foundation stone of the club house and stand of the stadium in July 2007 in the presence of then BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah.

Barsapara Cricket Stadium during construction

An area of 59 bighas of land was allotted to the Assam Cricket Association by the state government after clearing a portion from encroachers. The Assam Cricket Association started construction in 2006. The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has hosted a few local matches here, which was initially a dumping ground before the ground became ready for domestic first-class matches.

On 4 November 2012, the East Zone Senior Women's Inter-State One-Day Championship match between Assam and Odisha became the first match to be played at the ground.[9][10] In the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season, the ground hosted four matches. Assam against Kerala was the first first-class match.

On 10 October 2017, the stadium hosted its first T20I. The match was played between Australia and hosts India; Australia won the game by eight wickets. In this match, the newly inaugurated stadium recorded an attendance of 38,132.[11]

The stadium hosted its first ODI on 21 October 2018. The match was played between hosts India and the West Indies cricket team. India won the game by eight wickets.[12]

From 4 March 2019 to 9 March 2019, the ground hosted Women's International Cricket for the first time. Three Women's Twenty20 International matches were played between the England women's cricket team and the hosts Indian women's cricket team. The England women's cricket team won the WT20I series 3–0.[13]

List of centuries

Key

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an inning.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denote his century number at Guwahati.
  • Date refers to the date the match started.
  • Result refers to the player's team result.

One day internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106 Shimron Hetmyer  West Indies 78 1  India 21 October 2018 Lost[14]
2 140 Virat Kohli  India 107 2  West Indies 21 October 2018 Won[14]
3 152* Rohit Sharma  India 117 2  West Indies 21 October 2018 Won[14]
4 113 Virat Kohli  India 87 1  Sri Lanka 10 January 2023 Won[15]
5 108* Dasun Shanaka  Sri Lanka 88 2  India 10 January 2023 Lost[15]

T20 internationals

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106* David Miller  South Africa 47 2  India 2 October 2022 Lost[16]
2 123* Ruturaj Gaikwad  India 57 1  Australia 28 November 2023 Lost[17]
3 104* Glenn Maxwell  Australia 48 2  India 28 November 2023 Won[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Cricket Venues and Grounds". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 - Media Guide" (PDF). ICC. Retrieved 19 November 2023.
  3. ^ a b "About ACA". assamcricket.com. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  4. ^ https://assam.gov.in/citizen/424
  5. ^ "New guwahati station". The Times of India. 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ "International cricket venues in India". The Hindu. 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  8. ^ "IPL 2023: Indian Premier League 2023 schedule announced there will be a ..." Loksatta.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Barsapara stadium ground inaugurated". assamtribune.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Barsapara Stadium ready for Cricket". sentinelassam.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  11. ^ "India out to clinch series on Guwahati's T20I debut". Cricbuzz. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Guwahati ODI Rohit, Kohli architect India's 8 wicket win". Business Standard. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  13. ^ "3rd T20 Smriti Mandana fifty in vain as England whitewash India". India Today. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "1st ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of India at Guwahati, Oct 21 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  15. ^ a b "1st ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Guwahati, Jan 10 2023". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  16. ^ "2nd T20I (D/N), South Africa tour of India at Guwahati, Oct 02 2022". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  17. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Guwahati, November 28, 2023, Australia tour of India". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2023.
  18. ^ https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/australia-in-india-2023-24-1389381/india-vs-australia-3rd-t20i-1389393/live-cricket-score. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
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