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Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium
1969
40,000
Yes
Pavilion End, BEML End
Karnataka
Narayan Raju
05:19, Sat Oct 25, 2014 (UTC +0530)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
 

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India v West Indies - Nov 22-27, 1974 Scorecard
India v New Zealand - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012 Scorecard
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India v Sri Lanka - Sep 26, 1982 Scorecard
India v Australia - Nov 2, 2013 Scorecard
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India v Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012 Scorecard
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Profile

Originally named the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, the ground was eventually renamed after 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 building began in 1970.

The stadium was given Test status in 1974-75 and hosted West Indies in the opening match, although the stadium was only half-built. That match was also the debut of two West Indian greats, Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards. The stadium also played host to Sunil Gavaskar's swansong innings - a masterclass on a minefield - when India went down to Pakistan in the series decider in 1987.

The stadium was renovated before the two sides met each other again in another titanic encounter; the World Cup quarter-final in 1996, when floodlights were installed for the first time. Since then, Bangalore has proved to be a lucky venue for visiting teams with South Africa, Australia and Pakistan winning crucial games. South Africa's historic series win in 2000, Michael Clarke's sensational hundred on debut, Inzamam's century in his 100th Test and Anil Kumble's 400th Test wicket have been the highlights over the last decade.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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The third India A one-day game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium had a huge turnout, India A v West Indies A, 3rd unofficial ODI, Bangalore, September 19, 2013
The third India A one-day game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium had a huge turnout
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Fans wait for the rain to stop. It did not, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Bangalore, April 25, 2012
Fans wait for the rain to stop. It did not
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A view of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore
A view of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore
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A policeman inspects the area around Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, April 18, 2010
A policeman inspects the area around Chinnaswamy Stadium
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