Vidarbha Cricket Stadium Nagpur Maharashtra location, address, how to reach


The Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Jamtha, near Nagpur, Maharashtra is one of the venues of the ICC World Cup 2011 cricket matches. In this article you will get information on how to go to the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium, what are the features of the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium, where to buy tickets for Vidarbha Cricket Stadium matches, etc.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium (VCA stadium) Maharashtra will host four one-day cricket matches for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Before the World Cup begins, the VCA stadium will also host one practice match.

Exact Location of the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium Nagpur Maharashtra


The VCA stadium is not located in the city of Nagpur proper, but in the small village of Jamtha, Maharashtra, off the Nagpur-Hyderabad National Highway (NH 7).

How to reach Vidarbha Cricket Stadium Jamtha Nagpur Maharashtra


1. You can fly to Nagpur Sonegaon Airport and hire a taxi to the Vidarbha stadium. The distance is about 15kms.(about 20-25mins. Drive) in a south-west direction – after about 1.4kms you have to turn right on to Wardha Road (NH 7).

Click here to check Nagpur Airport flights schedules: Nagpur Airport

2. You can board a train from major cities in India to Mumbai and take a train from Mumbai to Nagpur railway station. From the station you can hire a taxi to the VCA stadium. The distance is about 26kms. (about half-hour drive).

Address of Nagpur Railway station: Central Avenue, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Click here for more information on Nagpur railway station trains: Nagpur Railway Station Maharashtra

Road Route from Nagpur railway station to Vidarbha Stadium Jamtha
Manas Square - Hall Marg (left turn) – bridge – continue on Hall Marg – slip road – onwards straight to Wardha Road (NH 7) – bridge – continue on Wardha Road – VCA stadium is off the highway.


Features of the Vidarbha Stadium


The VCA stadium, Maharashtra can seat 45,000 spectators. Both the northern and southern side pavilions are enclosed in thick glass. Spectators can enter and exit through one of 11 gates. 35 cameras form part of the video surveillance system at the VCA stadium. The entire stadium is well lit with massive floodlights. The VCA stadium also has a cricket academy to train budding cricketers.

During major international matches, a special air-conditioned box with 15 seats is available for a premium price. There is a separate media box with state-of-the-art facilities for journalists. The 200-seater box has its own news center with Wi-fi facility and a segragated area for cricket team captains to speak to the media at post-match sessions.

Playing teams have large air-conditioned dressing rooms and access to a modern gym. The VCA stadium also has its own Club House with 24 furnished rooms, a gym, a swimming pool, a library, and courts for tennis, badminton and squash.

Parking Facilities at the Vidarbha Stadium Nagpur: You can park your vehicle in one of 2 places:
1. East side of VCA stadium

2. In the open space opposite the VCA stadium on NH 7 which can be used for parking purpose.

Note: The VCA stadium does not have any wheelchair facilities.


Vidarbha Stadium Pitch


As for the playing pitch, it is said that the VCA stadium pitch has an unusual aspect: instead of the traditional 15-inch brick layer, it has a 30-inch double brick layer. It was on this pitch that Andy Flower entered the record books for scoring the highest at this stadium: 232 runs and none other than Sachin Tendulkar has amassed the most runs here: 679 runs to be precise! Bowlers, too, have had their lucky days, with Anil Kumble credited with taking the most number of wickets on this pitch (20 wickets) and Maninder Singh having the best bowling figures of 7 wickets for 51 runs.

Did you know?
* The VCA stadium hosted its first international test match between India and New Zealand in 1969.

* Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar scored his sole century in one-day games at theVCA stadium

Address of the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium Nagpur Maharashtra


VCA Cricket Stadium
Wardha Road,
Village Jamtha,
(16th km milestone on Nagpur-Hyderabad Highway)
Maharashtra
Phone Numbers of the VCA Cricket Stadium:
+91 [0] 7103 202291
+91 [0] 7103 202292
+91 [0] 7103 202294
Email of VCA Cricket Stadium: vca_nagpur@sify.com
Website of VCA Cricket Stadium: Vidarbha Stadium

2011 ICC World Cup Cricket Matches at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium Maharashtra


1. February 22nd 2011: England vs Netherlands /Time: 2.30p.m.

2. February 25th 2011: Australia vs New Zealand / Time: 9.30a.m.

3. February 28th 2011: Zimbabwe vs Canada / Time: 9.30a.m.

4. March 12th 2011: India vs South Africa / Time: 2.30p.m.


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