The Sector 16 Cricket stadium of Chandigarh has a good ranking among stadiums in India. This stadium can host both ODI’s and Test matches. Currently this stadium is managed by Haryana Cricket Board.
The only cricket stadium in Chandigarh is the one located in Sector 16 cricket stadium Chandigarh adjacent to Rose Garden. This stadium lost its charm after PCA stadium in Mohali was built. No first class cricket match was played here after that. The first match was an ODI played here in Jan 1985 and one Test match in year 1990. So far only four matches were played in Sector 16 cricket stadium Chandigarh. The National players like Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma, Yograj Singh (father of Yuvraj Singh) Played at Sector 16 cricket stadium Chandigarh. Then PCA (punjab Cricket Association Stadium) in Mohali stole its attraction. Now all the first class cricket matches are played on on PCA stadium. As of now in last 10 years there is no first class cricket match played on this ground.In Oct 2007 India and Australia played a match in Sector 16 cricket stadium Chandigarh.This stadium came in to lime light once again in 1992-93 when Haryana Cricket board host a ODI match between India and England. In this match India won by 5 wickets.
In old days between (1985 – 1993) there were few records which were made in Sector 16 ground, like:
Most runs made by Navjot Singh Sidhu in 2 matches (ODI) were 188 on this ground.
Ravi Shastri made Most Runs in Test Match – 88 Runs
GR Marsh (AUS) made Highest Score in ODI Match – 126 Runs
SLV Raju was Highest Wicket taker in an innings of Test Match – 6 wickets in 17.5 overs with 12 runs.
Venkatpathi Raju took most wickets in a test match were 8 wickets.
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