Prime Minister Expects Cricket Match Inauguration In Kashmir.

By our correspondent: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The place where Parvez Rasool, as a cricketer, hails from; why cannot be international cricket match there?” expressed astound on not playing of any match since last 30 years.
In his maiden speech at a rally in Jammu and Kashmir (Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium) he said, “The cricket match was played 30 years ago in this stadium. Why cannot be played international match here? While Parvez Rasool, as cricketer, hails from this state; and has been famous the name in the cricket world?”
It is noticeable that the stadium was established in the year 1983 and the first match was played here in October in same year. The last match, India Vs Australia, was hosted in 1986.

The venue has hosted two ODI matches. In the first match India played West Indies on 13 October 1983. India batted first, but the match was affected due to the protests by Kashmiris digging the pitch during the lunch interval.

When match was resumed rain and dust storms affected the play, and India scored 176 all out. West Indies scored 108 for no loss in 22.4 overs before rain ended play, and West Indies were declared winners as the revised target was 81 in 22 overs.
 Desmond Haynes (West Indies), who scored 55 not out, was named Man of the Match.
In the second match India took on Australia on 9 September 1986. India batted first, and a superb 52 off 56 balls by Sunil Gavaskar helped India score 222 for 8. In reply Australia achieved the target with 3 wickets in hand and 6 balls to go. Allan Border scored 90 not out off 106 balls and was named Man of the Match. Spectators cheered India's defeat with cries of "Pakistan Zindabad".
The Kashmiris all-rounder, Parvez Rasool Indian cricketer, started his debut in one day international match against Bangladesh and took 2 wickets on 60 runs in 10 overs. Rasool in 43 matches has scored 8 centuries and taken 107 wickets so far.

Modi added, “When Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Sehwag — all hit the 6s; those bat are made in Kashmir. This is potential of the land.”

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