Established in 1945, Green Park Stadium in Kanpur is among the older cricket grounds in India and is named after Madam Green, a British lady who used to come here for horse riding. It is located in PO HN Shastri Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Township, Kanpur (208005). It is owned by the state government and maintained by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and has a seating capacity of 45,000. The two ends at this venue are Pavilion End and Hostel End. It is also one of the Indian venues with floodlights.
The first-ever international cricket match the venue hosted was in January 1952, when India took on England in a Test match. In all, it has hosted 22 Tests, all involving India, 15 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one T20I. The home teams are Uttar Pradesh in Ranji Trophy and the Indian cricket team.
Compared to the other Indian venues, Green Park has hosted a considerably lesser number of international matches. The reason is the lack of adequate facilities, so much so that Australia once refused to play a match here because of the inadequate space in the pavilion.
Green Park Stadium pitch report
The pitch here has traditionally been slow because of the clay used. The slow nature of the pitch is reflected in as many as 12 of the 22 Tests ending in draws. But for the last two ODIs played here, the average score in ODIs has tended to be around 250. The only T20I played here was a low-scoring match, too, with India and England’s batsmen having to grind for runs.
Match record at Green Park
First Test: India vs England, January 12 to 14, 1952
Most-recent Test: India vs New Zealand, September 22 to 26, 2016
First ODI: India vs Sri Lanka, December 24, 1986
Most-recent ODI: India vs New Zealand, October 29, 2017
Only T20I: India vs England, January 26, 2017
India’s record at Feroz Shah Kotla