BCCI to no longer host matches at Greater Noida Stadium

It is learnt the Stadium had been leased for staging a private league which had come under the scanner of the anti-corruption unit of the Board.

The Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Stadium in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh has lost favour from BCCI after hosting an unapproved league recently.   -  Sandeep Saxena

The Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex has been stripped of its status to hold BCCI-conducted matches.

The Stadium, located in Greater Noida, had hosted the last edition of the Duleep Trophy under floodlights apart from a few Ranji Trophy fixtures.

It is learnt the Stadium had been leased for staging a private league which had come under the scanner of the anti-corruption unit of the Board. The suspicious nature of the league met with the Board’s disapproval which lost little time in deciding not to consider it as one of its venues from this season.

The Stadium had also been adopted by Afghanistan as its home ground and the team had played a one-day series against Ireland early this year. Last year, Afghanistan had played a four-day game against Namibia too at the venue. As it is an ICC-approved ground, Afghanistan can continue to play international matches at the venue. It is up to the Afghanistan Cricket Board if wants to continue using the ground as its ‘home’ base.