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Gandhi Stadium, Jalandhar Overview

Gandhi Stadium is also known as Burlton Park or B. S. Bedi Stadium. It was constructed in 1955 in Jalandhar, Punjab. Since then, it has held one Test Match, and three ODIs. It was home ground to two domestic Indian teams: Punjab and North Zone. The capacity of the stadium is 16,000. However, it was demolished and is being renovated into an international level stadium. The construction stopped due to specific legal procedures but was seen resumed recently. No matches are being held at the moment due to the construction of its main pitch. Cricket enthusiasts still come to practice at the stadium.

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History of Gandhi Stadium

Gandhi Stadium was constructed in 1955. Since then, it has been the playground for two domestic Indian cricket houses: Punjab (1952 – 2000) and North Zone (1961 – 1979). After the establishment of Mohali Cricket Ground outside Chandigarh in 1993, the probability of international matches being organized at Gandhi Stadium decreased.

However, the stadium has been demolished and being reconstructed into an international level stadium. The construction was put on a halt due to certain legal bindings. After a few months, the creation was resumed. As of now, there are no matches being held due to the refurbishment of the main pitch, but young cricket aspirers do come to practice.

History of Matches Held

The first Test Match in the Gandhi Stadium was held against India and Pakistan in 1983. India won with an astounding 374. The first ODI was held in 1989 against Pakistan and West Indies. West Indies stole the trophy with a score of 226, highest among all the ODIs that took place at the stadium.

The second ODI was in between India and England in the year 1981, the winner being India. In 1994, India versus Sri Lanka put up an echoing friendly rivalry where Sri Lanka won the match.

Address and Contact Details

Gulab Devi Road, Opposite to Gulab Devi Hospital, Burlton Park, Arya Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab – 144008
Contact details: +91 98786 27773

How To Reach Gandhi Stadium

Gandhi Stadium is located within the city which makes its access from all over Jalandhar easy. It is at a distance of 3 km form Jyoti Chowk. This distance can be covered via an auto. It would take an approximate of 9 minutes.

The Jalandhar Bus Stand in Jawahar Nagar is at a distance of 6 km from the stadium, and would take approximately 14 minutes to be covered using an auto.

The Jalandhar Railway Station in Amrik Nagar, Qaji Mandi is 3.9 km from the stadium, and it will take 12 minutes to cover this distance using an auto.

Jalandhar Airport is 27 km from the stadium. It usually takes 43 minutes to cover this distance. One can easily hire a cab from the airport, or pre-book one directly to the stadium.

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