Green Park, Kanpur to Host Only Test Matches: Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla reiterated his promise of building three new international-level cricket stadiums in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He also said that the state cricket association is also planning an international cricket academy in Kanpur, which will have foreign players interacting with the upcoming local boys for greater exposure.

updated: September 17, 2014 18:36 IST
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A file photo of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla.

Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadia will be built in the state to host IPL and limited-over matches while Green Park here will be used solely as a Test venue.

"To host big tournaments like the IPL, a city should have at least two 5 Star hotels, which Kanpur does not have. Other than that a stadium with a minimum capacity of 50,000 spectators is a must for such events and thus UP's industrial capital cannot host an IPL game," said Shukla who was here to take part in the UPCA's Annual General Meeting (AGM).

"Greater Noida, which seems to posses all the much-needed facilities for international tournament, can play host to IPL matches. Even the players and officials of the franchise teams will find it a good venue," said the BCCI vice-president.

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