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Maulana Azad Stadium

Maulana Azad Stadium
Jammu International Cricket Stadium
Ground information
LocationJammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Establishment1966
Capacity20,000
TenantsJammu and Kashmir cricket team
End names
n/a
n/a
International information
Only ODI19 December, 1988:
 India v  New Zealand
Only women's Test27–29 November 1976:
 India v  West Indies
Only WODI24 March 1985:
 India v  New Zealand
As of 8 December, 2019
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The Maulana Azad Stadium (also spelled Molana Azad Stadium) is a stadium in Jammu and is one of the home venues for the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team.[1] It is located on the banks of the Tawi River[2]

Cricket

Maulana Azad Stadium has hosted home games for Jammu and Kashmir in domestic tournaments since 1966.[1] It has also hosted one One Day International in 1988 between India and New Zealand, which was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.[3][4]

The stadium has played host to one women's test match where India lost to West Indies in 1976[5] and one Women's One Day International where India beat New Zealand in 1985.[6] The Stadium hosted 4 Matches of 2023 Legends League Cricket from 27 November 2023 to 1 December 2023.

Other uses

The ground is used for the Republic Day Parade in the state annually.[2] In 1995, three bomb blasts containing RDX were set off by remote control at the stadium during the parade resulting in eight deaths and fifty four injuries.[7] The blasts occurred when Governor General K V Krishna Rao was on stage taking salute[2] with 30,000 people in attendance.[8] Rao himself narrowly escaped the blast.[9] In the year 2000, three solar-activated rockets programmed to hit Maulana Azad Stadium were found by the police a few days prior to the Republic Day Parade.[10] Since the bombing incident in 1995 the entire turf is dug up as part of a security preparations prior to the Republic Day Parade. In 2000, as part of one of these excavations, an ancient structure of brick and plastered lime was unearthed. A newspaper report claimed that the structure was related to water since a drain was found.[2] A lodging centre at the stadium has played host to pilgrims embarking on the Amarnath yatra, from where the yatra flags off.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b "Molana Azad Stadium, Jammu". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Dirt digging unearths heritage scoop". The Indian Express. 1 February 2000. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  3. ^ "New Zealand tour of India, 1988/89 / Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Northern light". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ "West Indies Women in India 1976/77 (6th Test)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Women in India 1984/85 (6th ODI)". Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  7. ^ "3 bomb blasts kill 7, hurt 52 at Karshmir fete". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 27 January 1995. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  8. ^ Joshi, Manoj (1999). The lost rebellion. Penguin Books. p. 393. ISBN 014027846X.
  9. ^ Alexander, Yonah (2002). Combating terrorism: strategies of ten countries. University of Michigan Press. p. 313. ISBN 0472098241.
  10. ^ "Alarm bells as Pak ultras sneak back into Kashmir". The Indian Express. 6 January 2000. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Amarnath pilgrims begin journey". The Tribune. Chandigarh. 10 July 2003. Retrieved 3 April 2012.

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