M Chinnaswamy Stadium Details – Cricket Grounds In India
M Chinnaswamy Stadium ,Bengaluru
Owner: Karnataka Government
First Test: November 1974
First ODI: September 1982
M Chinnaswamy stadium formerly known as Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium. Mangalam Chinnaswamy was a prominent Indian cricket administrator there after he was selected as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977 to 1980 and Secretary from 1960 to 1965. The name of ground was changed in tribute to Mr. M. Chinnaswamy from KSCA.
Stadium is well built and it has capacity to seat around 35000, which is not less. It is the home ground of KSCA and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team of Indian Premiere League (IPL). The first Test played at this stadium was on 22–29 November 1974. The famous debut Test match for the West Indian batsman Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge.
The stadium has also housed India’s National Cricket Academy since 2000.
M Chinnaswamy stadium cricket pitch is said to be bouncy and pacy, which is something unprecedented in the history of Indian cricket. Floodlights were first installed at this stadium for the 1996 Wills World Cup. The first match played here under lights was the quarter-final clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 9 March 1996 in which India defeated Pakistan by 39 runs in a thrilling encounter.