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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mohali Cricket Stadium

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is located at Mohali, just outside the city of Chandigarh. 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 and 3 years to complete.. The stadium has an official capacity of 45000 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 between India and Pakistan on March 30th, 2011.
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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