Green Park Stadium
is a 45,000 capacity floodlit multi-use stadium located in Kanpur
, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team
. The stadium is under the control of sports dept, govt of UP. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh
which has witnessed many international cricket matches of both of its dominant formats.
It was formerly known as Modi Stadium
and is the home ground for the cricket team of Uttar Pradesh
. India's first ever Test win over Australia in December 1959 was at the Green Park ground, in Kanpur. That was the first match to be played on a turf wicket Jasubhai Patel
, the off-spinner whose 14 wickets were instrumental in ensuring India's win.
Here in 1958/9, Subhash Gupte
took nine West Indian wickets in an innings for 102 runs, and had Lance Gibbs - the only batsman he missed - dropped by wicket keeper Naren Tamhane.
In last fifty years, India has lost only twice at Kanpur, to West Indies on both occasions. When Subhash Gupte’s dream spell was overshadowed by Wes Hall’s 10 wicket haul in 1958 and later when India’s 1983 world cup euphoria was cut short by Marshall’s fearsome bowling.
The ends are known as the Mill Pavilion End and the Hostel End.
The pitch at green park has traditionally assisted the spinners and there have been some great performances by the like of Jasubhai Patel
, Subhash Gupte