Thursday, 6 December 2012

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is an ultra-modern cricket stadium located in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, India. It was constructed during the regime of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II who was also known as SMS. Since the stadium was built by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II it was names after him only. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is situated at one corner of the Rambagh Circle. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur can accommodate more than 30,000 spectators and is one of the best in cricket stadiums India.  The stadium went through a major renovation in the year 2006 at an estimated cost of Rs. 400 crore. Now it is equipped with world-class infrastructural facilities and other indispensable features. Some of the new facilities include media rooms, galleries and 2 new blocks. A world-class Cricket Academy was constructed for Rs 7 crore. It has 28 appointed rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, a world-class restaurant, 2 spacious conference halls and a big swimming pool. Sawai Mansingh Stadium Contact Details are given below.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Address: Near Ambedkar Circle Janpath, Jaipur- 302005
Contact Number:  0141-(91)-(141)-2742511
Established: 1983
Capacity: 30,000

A solitary Test match was hosted by the Sawai Mansingh Stadium between India and Pakistan on 21 February 1987. Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq visited India to watch the play at second day as part of his "Cricket for Peace" initiative. This Test match attracted a number of eyeballs as Younis Ahmed's returned to the Test arena after a long hiatus of over 17 years. The stadium debuted into One Day International with a contest match between India and Pakistan on 2 October 1983. Fresh from their World Cup conquest, the Indian Cricket Team easily won the match by four wickets. Read below Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Statistics.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Statistics

Floodlights:  Yes
Home Team: Rajasthan
Only Test: India v Pakistan – Feb 21-26, 1987
First ODI: India v Pakistan – Oct 2, 1983
Last ODI: India v New Zealand – Dec 1, 2010

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been the proud host to One Day International (ODI) matches when India hosted the Cricket World Cup in the country. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur has hosted two World Cup matches in the year of 1987 and 1996 respectively.  The West Indies lost to England in the former and beating Australia in the latter. The last ODI played on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is between India and v New Zealand on December 2010.

Cricket World Cup

  • The First match was hosted in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur was India v/s Sri Lanka
  • 1996 Cricket World Cup
  • 1987 Cricket World Cup
  • 26 October 1987 : England v/s West Indies

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium Records

  • The Highest ODI Total: 303-4 by India against Sri Lanka in 2005-06.
  • The Lowest ODI Total: 135 by India against Pakistan.
  • The Highest Individual Score: 183 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Major Tournaments

  • 2006 Women's Asia cup
  • 2006 ICC Champions Trophy
  • 1987 & 1996 Cricket World Cup

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