World cricket stadiums – Their names and facts
Following Topic provides information and interesting facts about Cricket Stadiums of the world from the perspective of students taking competitive exam.
1. Eden Gardens is considered as one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. This cricket stadium is also known as the “Mecca of Indian cricket or as India’s home for cricket.
2. Melbourn cricket ground – situated in Melbourn , Australia was built in 1853. It is the world’s biggest cricket stadium
3. The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground (now Arun jaitley Stadium) located in New Delhi is the second oldest stadium in India. Willingdon Pavillion is another name of the stadium. The Feroz Shah Kotla Ground is the smallest stadium in India from the ground size.
3. The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is the 3rd oldest stadium in India built in Chennai and named after former President of BCCI, Mr. M.A. Chidambaram.
4. The HPCA stadium is located in Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama. It is the first stadium in India to have used Ryegrass around the outfield.
5. Brabourne Stadium is the cricket ground in Mumbai owned by the Cricket Club of India (CCI). Until 2006, this stadium housed the 1983 cricket world cup trophy and was also the headquarters for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After that, both of them were moved to the one newly built near Wankhede Stadium.
6. The Green Park Stadium is the floodlit cricket Stadium in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The stadium has been named after the British Lady – Madam Green who used to visit this place for horse riding. This stadium is also nicknamed as Billiards Table or Woolmer’s Turf
7. The Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium located in Mumbai. This stadium has the glory of hosting the 2011 World Cup Finals, where India won over Sri Lanka to become the World Champions again after 28 years.
8. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium also known as Visaka Cricket Stadiumis located in Uppal and is the principal cricket stadium of Hyderabad, Telangana.
9. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in India which is also known as the New VCA Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India as far as the field area is concerned.It is located in Nagpur. The Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium located at Gahunje, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune. The most important and one of the best features of this stadium is the rainwater drainage system that dries the outfield really fast even after heavy downpours and makes it ready for play in just a few minutes.
10. The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is the first solar-powered stadium of Gujarat. Initially, this stadium was used for hosting the Ranji Trophy Matches when the stands were still being constructed. This stadium is a part of the larger sports complex that has facilities for the other sports such as badminton, basketball and volleyball. The Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium is situated in Ranchi in India. The stadium has been constructed in a manner that no shadow falls on the ground before 4:45 p.m., even on the shortest day of the year.
11. The Baraspara Cricket Stadium, originally known as Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium and also nicknamed as the Assam Cricket Association Stadium is a stadium situated in Guwahati, Assam. It is the largest sports stadium in Northeast India. The pitch has been made using the latest technology in a manner that in the event of rains the match can restart within minutes of rain stoppage.
12. The Greenfield International Stadium or the Sports Hub, Trivandrum is the International multipurpose sports complex in Kerala. The stadium is mostly used for cricket and football matches. It is the first fully eco-friendly stadium in India which is surrounded by green plants and has rainwater harvesting facility.
13. The Lords, Cricket Ground, London is named after its founder, Thomas Lord. It has been the venue for some of the greatest matches in cricket history and has seen 4 World Cup Finals: (1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999).
14. The WACA Stadium in Perth (Australia) has the fastest pitch in the world, as the quality of the pitch alongside the sea breeze called as Fremantle Doctor also helps fast bowlers in bringing out swing, even if the wicket has flattened out.
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