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Amazing Facts, History, and more about Chinnaswamy Stadium

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The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium) is a cricket stadium located in Bangalore, Karnataka. So here are some Amazing Facts, History, and more about Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Details of stadium

Location – Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Establishment – 1969

Capacity – 40,000

Owner – Government of Karnataka

Operator – Karnataka State Cricket Association

History about Chinnaswamy Sadium

M Chinnaswamy, who was the president of the Indian board from 1977 until 1980, and was involved in the administration of Karnataka cricket for close to four decades.

The foundation for the construction of the stadium was laid in May 1969 and the building began in 1970.

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The stadium was earlier named as Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, as a tribute to former BCCI president M. Chinnaswamy later its name was changed to M. Chinnaswamy stadium.

The stadium was given Test status in 1974-75 and hosted West Indies in the opening match, although the stadium was only half-built. 

facts about Chinnaswamy stadium
facts about Chinnaswamy stadium

Amazing Facts about Chinnaswamy Stadium

1. It was early known as Karnataka State Cricket Stadium and later renamed as Chinnaswamy Stadium after the former BCCI president M Chinnaswamy.

2. One of the greatest players Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards debuts for the first-ever test match between India vs West Indies in 1974.

3. One great moment for the Indian team happened in this stadium in the 1996 India vs Pakistan World Cup Quarterfinals, where Vyankatesh prasad gave Amir Sohail his greatest sendoff in cricket and it was also the first day/night match.

4. In the year 1996, it was also used for the Miss World (1996).

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