Barabati stadium in Odisha gets test venue status

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Barabati stadium gets test venue status. Barabati stadium here regained Test venue status after 21 years and can now host the longest format of the game.

A decision in this regard was taken at 87th Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai today, informed Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera.

The process got delayed after the bottle throwing incident in the stadium (during a Twenty20 International against South Africa in October, 2015) .Spectators had hurled water bottles at players during the Twenty20 International match between India and South Africa at Barabati Stadium on October 5, 2015.

Cuttack had previously hosted two Tests since becoming an international venue in 1982.

The first Test match at the stadium was played between India and Sri Lanka in 1987.

The second match at the venue was played between India and New Zealand in 1995 which ended in a draw.

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