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Cricket Stadiums in India

Cricket is not just a sport but a festival in India. For most Indians, it is equivalent to religion, love and life. The association of cricket with India is like the association of football with Brazil. People in India are both passionate and sentimental about the game of cricket.

The importance of the game is epitomized by the many top-class Cricket stadiums in India. Spread across every major city in India the many cricket stadiums in the country are proof of the fact that cricket is the Numero Uno sport of India. Various state cricket associations along with the guidance of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are responsible for the administration of these stadiums.

The construction of all these cricket grounds in the country is done keeping in mind the rules and regulations laid down by the International Cricket Council (ICC). According to ICC, before constructing a cricket ground three most important things should be kept in mind; namely

  1. the length and width of the Cricket ground
  2. proper practice and training facilities for the cricketers
  3. proper seating arrangement for the spectators
The existence of the first cricket stadium in India dates back to 1864. Eden Gardens in Kolkata, one of the most popular cricket grounds in the country, is also the first official cricket stadium of India. Even today it is one of the most beautiful and largest cricket grounds across the globe. The stadium is also fondly termed the ‘Lord`s of Asia’.

The first one-day match in Eden Garden was hosted in 1917 and the first Test match in the year 1934. Managed by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), Eden Gardens has a seating capacity of almost 100,000 spectators. Also, It is equipped with the best cricketing facilities.

List of Cricket Stadiums in India

Below is a list of the important Cricket Stadiums in India :
  • Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Arun Jaitely Stadium (formerly, Feroz Shah Kotla), New Delhi
  • Gandhi Sports Complex Ground, Amritsar
  • Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada
  • Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Visakhapatnam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
  • Gandhi Stadium, Jalandhar
  • Green Park, Kanpur
  • Gymkhana Ground, Mumbai
  • Nehru Stadium, Kochi
  • Nehru Stadium, Margao, Goa
  • Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
  • Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur
  • Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
  • Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
  • Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
  • Nehru Stadium, Chennai
  • Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
  • Moin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna
  • Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
  • Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
  • Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  • Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
  • K. D. Singh 'Babu' Stadium, Lucknow
  • Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
  • M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda
  • Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad
  • Nehru Stadium, Indore
  • Nehru Stadium, Pune
  • Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
  • University Ground, Lucknow
  • Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
  • Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
  • Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh
  • Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
  • University Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • International Cricket Stadium, Raipur
  • JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
  • Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Last Updated on September 05, 2022