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Beautiful lush green M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is located in Bengalaru in Karnataka and this is one of the premier cricket stadiums in India. M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is situated between the pictorial Cubbon Park at Queen’s road and Cubbon Park on the uptown MG road and this is the four decade old stadiums in India that is situated in the heart of Bangalore.
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengalaru, Karnataka is formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, but this stadium in renamed as the M.Chinnaswamy to pay the tribute to him as he served the KSCA round about four decades and he is also the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).
He is the president of the BCCI for the period of 1977-1980. The seating capacity of this ground is about 36,000 spectators for all the formats of cricket and this is not only host the cricket, but there are also various cultural and musical events host by this stadium.
This stadium was started to build in 1969 when the foundation stone was placed and the construction of this stadium begins from 1970. In 1972-73 the first class cricket was played here as the very first game in this stadium.
It also hosts the international game that is the first test match was played here in 1974-75 when the West Indies tour of India. In that tour of West Indies to the India they faced the defeat and the Indian team skilled to win the first test match at this stadium in 1976-77 against the England team.
Only day matches were played here as there were no floodlights before and the floodlights were installed here in the Wills World Cup 1996.
Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium:
The Chinnaswamy cricket stadium is seemed to be the bouncy and pacy pitch. You may get the idea that in 2012 the Ranji Trophy matches, India-Pakistan t20 international and the India-New Zealand test matches, the fast bowlers acquires the maximum number of wickets.
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengalaru, Karnataka Ground Information:
- Establishment: 1969
- Capacity: Round about 40,000
- Location: Bengaluru
- Owner: Government of Karnataka
- Operator: Karnataka State Cricket Association
- Tenants: Karnataka Cricket Team, Royal Challengers Bangalore
- End Names: Pavilion End, BEML End
- 1st Test: 22-27 November, 2014 (India vs Wes Indies)
- Last Test: 31 August-4 September, 2012 (India vs New Zealand)
- 1st ODI: 26 September, 1982 (India vs Sri Lanka)
- Last ODI: 2 November, 2013 (India vs Australia)