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M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)

4 M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Victoria Hostel Road, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Just yards from the Bay of Bengal and benefiting from the Indian Ocean’s sea breezes, the M A Chidambaram Stadium celebrates its centenary in 1916. As the oldest continuously used cricket stadium in India it has seen some historic events. Most famously it provided the setting for India’s first-ever test victory, against England, in 1952. But England also gained some glory here in 1986 when they not only notched up the ground’s highest ever score of 652 for 7 but also limited India to just 83. Pitch-wise, if the sea breeze is blowing then swing is the thing in Chennai.

The stadium is named after the former President of BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, MA Chidambaram. It was formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground. The ground was established in 1916, making it the oldest venue in India which is in continuous use. The stadium is more commonly known as Chepauk – the locality in which it is situated.


Ground:               Also or formerly known as Chepauk; Madras Cricket Club Ground
Established:        1916
Capacity:              38,000
Floodlights:         Yes
End names:         Anna Pavilion End, V Pattabhiraman Gate End
Home team:       Tamil Nadu