Profile of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka ICC world Cup 2011 venue
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the foremost cricket stadiums of India, situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore, Karnataka.The Chinnaswamy Stadium is four decade old stadium edged by the scenic Cubbon Park and upscale MG Road. The stadium, previously recognized as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, was later renamed in honor to Mr. M. Chinnaswamy, who had given out matchless contribution to the KSCA for last four decades. Mr. M. Chinnaswamy also had served the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as president from 1977-1980. This stadium comprises 50,000 seats and hosts Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODI) and other First-class cricket matches.
History and progress of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka ICC world Cup 2011 venue
The foundation stone of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore was laid in 1969 and building work began in 1970 With liberal support of Government of Karnataka.
In 1972-73 season, Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore made its debut with the first-class cricket matches . Later First Test matche played for the first time during the 1974-75 season when the Clive Lloyd's West Indies toured India. West Indies flattened M. A. K. Pataudi's Indian team by a huge margin of 256 runs. Coincidently the West Indian batting giants Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge had played their test match in the first test match of Chinnaswamy Stadium,Bangalore.
India recorded their first Test win on this Stadium against Tony Greig's English team when the toured to India during 1976-77 season. In the first ODI match at Chinnaswamy Stadium, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets on 6 September 1982. The Ground witnessed for a hrilling encounter victory of India against Pakistan in the 1996 Wills World Cup in the first floodlighted match. Later in 2007, several records are born in Chinnaswamy Stadium by the tremendous performance of a 300 run partnership from Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh includes highest 1st day score in whole of India, the highest partnership of 300 run at the stadium and Sourav Ganguly's 239 is the highest left-hander score . Many promising cricketers have grown up through the National Cricket Academy since Chinnaswamy Stadium selected as the center of the Academy in 2000. This stadium also was a venue for the 1996 Miss World pageant. The KSCA plans to enhance the seating capacity to 70,000 after Chinnaswamy Stadium selected as the home ground of the Bangalore IPL team Bangalore Royal Challengers. The first season of the IPL match was played in this stadium
ICC Cricket World Cups in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Chinnaswamy Stadium has hosted 2 World Cup One Day International (ODI) matches when India has hosted the World cups. In 1987, India (252/7) had won against New Zealand (236/8) by 16 runs with the Man of the Match performance by Kapil Dev while in1996, Navjot Singh Sidhu led India (287/8) into victory against Pakistan (248/9) by being Man of the Match. In upcoming ICC World cup 2011 four matches has been scheduled for Chinnaswami Stadium, bangalore. Chinnaswami Stadium will host the following matches in upcoming mega Cricket event ICC world Cup.
Highlights at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Test Match Records
One Day International Match Records
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