The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given the green signal to stage the first ever first-class in Dehradun between Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra. The name of the stadium is same to the one in Hyderabad. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium will be hosting their first match from 24th to 27th October.
The multi-purpose stadium in the Raipur Area of Dehradun is the first international level stadium in the state of Uttarakhand. The stadium was constructed by Shapporji Pallomji Engineering and Construction. Around Rs. 237 crores have gone behind building the stadium. Meanwhile, the news was broken by ANI through their official twitter handle.
The first of it’s kind in the state has been built amidst the picturesque surroundings in Raipur Area of Dehradun. The stadium has a sitting capacity of 25,000 and also has the facility of floodlights to host day-night matches.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have some strong players in the squad. Suresh Raina who has been out of the national team for a long time now will lead UP while Kedar Jadhav will take the duties of Maharashtra but whether he will be playing this particular match remains to be seen as India will be playing a limited overs series against New Zealand during that time.
Uttar Pradesh Squad
Suresh Raina (c), Praveen Kumar, Eklavya Dwivedi (wk), Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Umang Sharma, Imtiaz Ahmed, Saurabh Kumar, Mohd Israr , Himanshu Asnora, Shivam Chaudhary, Almas Shaukat, Deependra Pandey, Rinku Singh, Zeeshan Ansari, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Kartik Tyagi
Kedar Jadhav, Shrikant Mundhe, Samad Fallah, Akshay Darekar, Rohit Motwani, Ankit Bawne, Chirag Khurana, Anupam Sanklecha, Nikit Dhumal, Rahul Tripathi, P J Bhati, Jagdish Zope, Swapnil Gugale, Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Pradeep Dadhe.