Fly in to Chandigarh for the tour’s first test at Mohali and you may get a bird’s eye view of this lush and lively stadium. The Punjab’s IS Bindra ground (Mohali) seats almost 27,000 and boasts a spirited wicket which often favours pace bowlers. The stadium’s design accommodates the closeness of the airport, its sixteen floodlights built much lower than normal to give aircraft a clear passage.
Back in 1992, builders in Mohali transformed what was basically a swampland into one of the finest stadiums in the country which came to be known as The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. It is located on the outskirts of Chandigarh. It is a world-class stadium, known for high-quality practice wickets and good spectator facilities. However, there have been a few problems with floodlights as the pillars are relatively low in height. It has been built in such a way to avoid planes from the nearby airport crashing with the pillars.
Ground: Also or formerly known as Punjab C.A Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
End names: Pavilion End, City End
Home team: Punjab