Established way back in 1864 the Eden Gardens is the largest stadium in India as far as seating capacity is concerned. Situated in Kolkata this cricket stadium is considered as one of the finest in the world. Built during the colonial rule in India this stadium is named after the sister of the then governor general of Kolkata Lord Auckland.
Selected as one of the venues to host the 2011 cricket world cup, the Eden Garden stadium is currently undergoing renovation. Offering a current seating capacity of 82,000 spectators the Eden Gardens once could accommodate up to 120000 spectators. Ranked as the second largest stadium in the world only after Melbourne Cricket stadium situated in Australia.
It is also the second largest stadium in India behind the Salt Lake stadium which is also located in Kolkata. Located in one of the prime areas of the city known as Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag, the stadium is easily accessible from all parts of the city by local transportation. Counted as one of the lively stadiums in the country because of its gigantic flood lights and enthusuatic crowds this stadium definitely adds to the glory of a match.
There are 4 matches scheduled to take place in this stadium. They are as follows;
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- 20 March, 9.30, Zimbabwe Vs Kenya, Kolkata
- 27 February, 14.30, India Vs England, Kolkata
- 15 March, 14.30, South Africa Vs Ireland, Kolkata
- 18 March, 9.30, Ireland Vs Netherlands, Kolkata
Important facts about Eden Gardens - Kolkata
- The Eden Gardens played host to the World Cup final of 1987 in which Australia defeating England.
Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket against Australia in 2000/01 in this ground.
- Kapil Dev became the second bowler to take a hat-trick in One Day International match against Sri Lanka in 1991 in this stadium.
- VVS Laxman scored a whooping 281 against Australia in 2000/01. This is the highest score by any batsman on this ground.
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Last Updated on 01 April 2011