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ICC accreditation for Greater Noida stadium


GREATER NOIDA: The new stadium in Greater Noida has received ICC (International Cricket Council) accreditation. With this Greater Noida can now host international matches – from Tests to T20.

“The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) on Thursday received official confirmation about the accreditation for Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex” said Deepak Agarwal, CEO, Noida and Greater Noida Authority.

ICC officials visited the stadium on December 13and were satisfied with the facilities.

“We are happy to have been granted the accreditation and approval for holding international tournaments,” said Agarwal. “ICC inspection and certification is crucial for a stadium to be qualified for international cricket matches. With ICC certification, we will be able to hold ODIs and T20s besides more international league cricket matches,” he said.

In December 2015, Ranji Trophy match between UP and Vadodara, and the Afghanistan-Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket series were held at this stadium. GNIDA officials said that in March 2017, they have scheduled matches between Afghanistan and Ireland. The stadium with a seating capacity for 8,000 people, has been constructed by GNIDA as per ICC specifications. Spread over 39 acres, it is also equipped with a bowling alley, a tennis complex, indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 6,500, and an athletic pavilion.