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Barsapara stadium in Guwahati to host India-West Indies ODI
Barsapara Cricket stadium is likely to host one of the ODIs against the visiting West Indies in the later part of this year.
India will host West Indies for three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I later this year.
Though the full schedule is yet to be released by the BCCI, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Saurav Ganguly has announced that Eden Gardens will host the one-off T20 match.
Insiders also hinted that Guwahati is likely to get to host one ODI of the bilateral series.
Though the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) officials are tight-lipped about the development, they said that given the responsibility, they are ready to host the match.
Barsapara stadium has already hosted Australia for a T20 match in October, 2017. Australia won the match by 2 wickets. However, it was marred by an incident stone pelting at the team Australia bus by some miscreants.
The foundation stone of the stadium was laid by then chief minister Tarun Gogoi in June 2004. An area of 59 bighas of land was allotted to the ACA by the state government. The construction of the stadium was started in 2006.
On November 4 in 2012, the East Zone Senior Women’s Inter-state one-day championship match between Assam and Odisha became the first match to be played at the ground.
In the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season, the ground hosted four matches. Assam against Kerala was the first first-class match. The Rs 260-crore stadium has already hosted more than 20 Ranji Trophy matches so far.