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Rajkot: A three-member team of New Zealand Cricket recently visited the stadium in Khandheri to inspect the ground and other facilities, a top official from Saurashtra Cricket Association said today. New Zealand will tour India from October 22 to November 7 for playing three ODIs and as many T20Is. “The team led by New Zealand team manager Mike Sandle, team’s security official Gary Cooper and Henry Moore along with Mayank Parikh (BCCI official), visited the SCA stadium couple of days ago”, SCA media manager Himanshu Shah told PTI.

“They expressed satisfaction with the facilities, infrastructure and condition of the ground,” added Shah. The three ODIs between India and New Zealand will be played in Pune, Mumbai, Kanpur and three T20s in Delhi, Cuttack and Rajkot.It was only last year that the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium that hosted England in its historic first-ever Test. In the past, the international matches were played Madhavrao Scindia Cricket ground. It was owned by Rajkot Municipal Corporation and hosted 12 ODIs between 1986 to 2009.

The SCA stadium was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi back in 2013.