The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is located at Mohali, just outside the city of Chandigarh, Punjab. It is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium. The stadium is home to the Punjab team. Punjab's second international cricket stadium has been approved by BCCI in Bathinda, Punjab . The construction of the stadium took around 25 crore rupees & 3 years to complete.. The stadium has an official capacity of 30,000 spectators.
The lights here are unconventional compared to other cricket
stadiums, in that the light pillars are very low in height. This is to
avoid aircraft from the nearby airport colliding with the light pillars.
The 19th and youngest Test cricket venue in India, this is one of the larger grounds in the country and sports a lush outfield.
The pitch has a reputation for being lively and supporting pace
bowlers. It was inaugurated with a One Day International match between India and South Africa during the Hero Cup on November 22, 1993.
The first Test match here was held the following season, between India and West Indies on December 10, 1994. One of the most famous one-day matches on this ground was a thrilling Cricket World Cup semi-final encounter between Australia and West Indies in 1996. PCA stadium will host 3 matches of 2011 world cup including the Semi-final.
PCA stadium is home of Kings 11 Punjab (IPL Mohali franchisee).
The current pitch curator for the PCA Stadium is Daljit Singh and the design consultant is Ar. Sufyan Ahmad.
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