Having held ICC World Cup matches and hundreds of domestic cricket matches, the famous Moinul Haq Stadium in Patna has become like a jungle at this time where the grounds and stands have been completely covered by tall grasses. Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma has written a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, drawing attention to the poor condition of Moinul Haq Stadium.
He has also shared pictures of the ground in which Moinul Haq Stadium is completely forested. Great grass has grown throughout the field, there is no sign of the pitch, the condition of the stands is worse where the wild weeds have grown and the walls have been mounded. Moinul Haq Stadium is the same ground where Kenya and Zimbabwe match of 1996 ICC World Cup was held.
Ranji Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Wills, Dilip Trophy, Women’s Test Match, India and Pakistan Under-19 Test matches have been held here.
Ganguly has also played on this ground during his playing days. Last year, Ranji, under-19 and under-23 matches were held at this ground. Aditya wrote in his letter to Ganguly that the Bihar Cricket Association is affiliated to the BCCI and receives a huge grant from the BCCI but the current officials of the Bihar Cricket Association have used this money on other activities rather than infrastructure development which won – The wake-up example is the current state of Moinul Haq Stadium.
Players have not received their match fees, TA-DA. He requested the BCCI to look into the current condition of the Moinul Haq Stadium, which would give the board an idea of how bad Bihar cricket is.