Cricket Venues – Cricket Match Stadiums for ICC World Cup 2011
All the stadiums for ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup has been finalized in Indian, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Following is the list of all the stadiums for Cricket match venues during 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Cricket Stadiums (2011 World Cup Match Venues) in India
Kolkata formerly called Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. It is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders, as well as being a Test and One Day International ground. It is the largest cricket stadium in India considering seating capacity.
New Delhi is the capital city of India. The Feroz Shah Kotla or Kotla was originally a fortress built by Sultan Ferozshah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Ferozabad.
Ahmedabad is the seventh largest metropolitan city in India, with a population of approximately 5.2 million. Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera Stadium) is one of the premier Cricket stadiums of India located in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad. Because of its location, the stadium is commonly called Motera Stadium. It is the largest stadium in the state of Gujarat, and has an official capacity of 54,000 spectators. It is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches.
Mumbai, formerly called Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Mumbai. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 and is always in contention to host an international match in India.
Mohali is a city adjacent to Chandigarh. 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 .
Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium located in Bangalore, Karnataka, is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park and uptown MG Road, this three-decade-old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. This stadium with a seating capacity of 42,000 not only regularly hosts Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODI) and other First-class cricket matches, but also other musical and cultural events.
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is a cricket stadium in Chennai (formerly Madras), India, named after M. A. Chidambaram, the former President of BCCI and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. The stadium was formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground or Chepauk Stadium. Commonly known as Chepauk, its first match was played 10 February 1934. Built by the East Coast Constructions and Industries, this stadium is where the Indian cricket team won its first ever Test victory here in 1952 against England.
Cricket Stadiums (2011 Match Venues) in Sri Lanka
Kandy is the English name for the city of Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura) in the centre of Sri Lanka. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is one of the newest cricket stadiums in Sri Lanka and the newest in the city of Kandy. It has been built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup along with Hambantota International Cricket Stadium. The first match at the venue will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan on 8 March 2011. Pallekele is also the host for the Kandurata cricket team.
Colombo is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital. R. Premadasa Stadium (also known as Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium) is a cricket stadium situated on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, and Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, prior to June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team play.
Hambantota is a town in southeastern coastal area of Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Hambantota District. Suriyawewa Stadium is a new cricket stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. It was built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and will host two matches, the first being Sri Lanka against Canada, on 20 February 2011. The stadium will have a capacity of 32,000 people. A total of two matches will be played at the venue during the World Cup.
Cricket Stadiums (2011 Match Venues) in Bangladesh
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. Dhaka is a megacity and one of the major cities of South Asia. Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium or Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS) is a cricket ground in the Mirpur Thana district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It holds 35,000 people and was built in 2006. At first, it was named “Mirpur Stadium”, but the Bangladeshi government later renamed it as “Shere-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.”