1864
66,000
Yes
High Court End, Pavilion End
Bengal
Probir Mukherjee
20:18, Sun Feb 14, 2016 (UTC +0530)
Eden Gardens
 

Records and statistics

India v England - Jan 5-8, 1934 Scorecard
India v West Indies - Nov 6-8, 2013 Scorecard
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India v Pakistan - Feb 18, 1987 Scorecard
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India v England - Oct 29, 2011 Scorecard
India v South Africa - Oct 8, 2015 Scorecard
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Profile

Along with the MCG, the Eden Gardens remains cricket's answer to the Coliseum. It first hosted a Test back in the days of India's cricketing infancy, with Douglas Jardine's team easing to victory inside four days in 1934. Since then, it has become something of a place of pilgrimage for most international cricketers, a chance to strut their stuff in front of the most passionate and vocal crowd in the game. At times though, the fervour has spilled into excess, with riots disrupting matches against the West Indies (1966-67) and Australia (1969-70), and a shameful exhibition of boorishness causing the World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka (1996) to be called off with the visitors on the threshold of victory.

There have been other, better, times too when the verve and energy of the crowd has made it a twelfth man of sorts and stirred India's finest to great feats, none more so than that hallowed day in March 2001 when VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid set the stage for the greatest come-from-behind victory of modern times, against an Australian team poised for an unprecedented 17th straight Test win. Despite packing in 90,000 on red-letter days, it hasn't been a lucky charm for India until recently, when the spin wiles of Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble inspired famous victories against Australia and Pakistan.

The ground underwent renovation ahead of the 2011 World Cup, during which it was slated to host four group-stage matches, including one between India and England on February 27. However, on January 27, the ICC announced the India v England game would be shifted out of Eden Gardens as they felt the ground would not be ready in time.
(Dileep Premachandran)

Fixtures

2016
Thu Mar 10 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
India v West Indies
Sat Mar 12 (20 ovs)
15:00 local | 09:30 GMT
04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST
TBC v Pakistan
Sun Mar 13 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Australia v West Indies
Mon Mar 14 (20 ovs)
15:00 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Wed Mar 16 (20 ovs)          
ICC World Twenty20
15th Match, Super 10 Group 2 - Pakistan v TBC (Qualifier 1A)
Thu Mar 17 (20 ovs)          
ICC World Twenty20
16th Match, Super 10 Group 1 - Sri Lanka v TBC (Qualifier 1B)
Sat Mar 26 (20 ovs)          
ICC World Twenty20
28th Match, Super 10 Group 2 - New Zealand v TBC (Qualifier 1A)
Sun Apr 3 (20 ovs)          
ICC Women's World Twenty20
Final - TBC v TBC (Reserve Day)
Sun Apr 3 (20 ovs)          
ICC World Twenty20
Final - TBC v TBC (Reserve Day)
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Fans are disappointed after wet outfield resulted in the third T20I being abandoned at the Eden Gardens, India v South Africa, 3rd T20I, Kolkata, October 8, 2015
Fans are disappointed after wet outfield resulted in the third T20I being abandoned at the Eden Gardens
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Ground staff work on the outfield at the Eden Gardens, India v South Africa, 3rd T20I, Kolkata, October 8, 2015
Ground staff work on the outfield at the Eden Gardens
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Rain delayed start of the final T20I at the Eden Gardens, India v South Africa, 3rd T20I, Kolkata, October 8, 2015
Rain delayed start of the final T20I at the Eden Gardens
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The super sopper out in action, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015, Kolkata, April 26, 2015
The super sopper out in action
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
India v West Indies at Kolkata
Mar 10, 2016 (19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST)
TBA v Pakistan at Kolkata
Mar 12, 2016 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
Australia v West Indies at Kolkata
Mar 13, 2016 (19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Kolkata
Mar 14, 2016 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
15th Match, Super 10 Group 2: Pakistan v TBA at Kolkata
Mar 16, 2016
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