Cricket is very famous in India as well as in the world too. The craze of cricket in India is on top-level as you can get the idea that almost every match in India is fully packed and houseful.
Cricket is also one of the most-watched sports in the country, and therefore it was necessary to develop some of the famous grounds of cricket in the world. So today, you will get to know why India is referred to as the home of cricket and how many cricket stadium in India are.
Cricket is a bat and ball game, but it is played on the oval-shaped ground, commonly known as a cricket field. It has several cricket field parts which combined to make it suitable for playing cricket.
Playing field – The cricket playing field is the oval-shaped ground of grass. The cricket field dimensions can vary from 60 to 80 meters in diameters according to the stadiums and ground. It consists of two sections outfield and infield. The thirty-yard circle distinguishes the infield from the outfield. The players are positioned according to the rule, whether into outfield or infield.
Pitch – the pitch is located at the center of the cricket field. It is made up of mixing different types of sand to make it appropriate for bouncing a leather ball. This is where all the bowling and batting happens in cricket.
The pitch is rectangular shaped, and it is 22 yards in length in ten feet in width. The pitch also has several markings and lines, which is helpful to distinguish it from far. It also has three stumps on both sides of the pitch. The markings and lines are called crease, and it limits the foot of the bowler and batters to go beyond while batting and bowling.
List Of Cricket Stadiums In India
India has more than 20 cricket stadiums in current times, and if you talk about overall cricket ground, it would be over forty. Thus, India is the best place to pursue cricket, with cricket grounds in almost every big city. They’re some of the famous cricket known around the whole world.
- Eden Garden, Kolkata
- Arun Jaitley stadium, Delhi
- M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Green Park stadium, Kanpur
- Wankhede stadium, Mumbai
- M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Banglore
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Hokar Stadium, Indore
- Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium, Dehradun
- Himachal Pradesh Cricket ground, Dharmshala
- Saurashtra Cricket Stadium, Rajkot
- Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium , Mohali
These are some of the famous stadiums present in India that hold various domestic and international matches of cricket. Each Stadium has its history, and among them, Eden Garden Stadium is very famous in the world.
Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Motera Ground which is the biggest cricket stadium in the world, is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. It came to attention to the whole world when this Stadium became the largest cricket ground in the world.
The first-ever match in this Stadium was played in 1983, and earlier, it had less capacity to hold the fans. But in 2015, the government decided to renovate this Stadium and raise the standards of the level of the cricket stadium.
Thus in February 2020, it became the highest capacity cricket ground globally, which can hold upto 1.3 lakhs of crazy fans.
Earlier, the record of largest Stadium was named to MCC ground, but it broke all the facility’s records and now serves as one of the famous and best venues for cricket.
Eden Gardens cricket stadium is situated in joy Kolkata, West Bengal. This cricket ground is one of India’s oldest and most famous stadiums. It was established around 1864 and had over 60 thousand people.
It is also one of the largest cricket grounds, which has hosted many iconic games and tournaments of cricket from the world cup to test match series. You would be surprised to hear that this is also called Mecca of Indian cricket as then it was the only place in India that hosted cricket matches.
Apart from the seating capacity, the Stadium has seen over one lakh fans enjoying a game of cricket in this Stadium. This Stadium also went under renovation a couple of times to maintain the ground.
The renovation took place in 1987 and 2011. Thus from being the oldest ground to the venue of important cricket matches, Eden gardens are one of the popular cricket grounds of India and the world.