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Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, Chinnaswamy Stadium
1969
40,000
Yes
Pavilion End, BEML End
Karnataka
Narayan Raju
15:37, Sat Jul 02, 2016 (UTC +0530)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
 

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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.

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Cyclonic rains continued to hound the Chinnaswamy Stadium, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 3rd day, November 16, 2015
Cyclonic rains continued to hound the Chinnaswamy Stadium
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Rain ruled at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 2nd day, November 15, 2015
Rain ruled at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
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A drizzle delayed the start of the second day's play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 2nd day, November 15, 2015
A drizzle delayed the start of the second day's play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
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Rain interrupted Royal Challengers Bangalore's chase, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2015, Bangalore, May 17, 2015
Rain interrupted Royal Challengers Bangalore's chase
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