Majorly a cricket ground is famous due to its facilities and historical cricket memories associated with it. If anyone asks you which is the best stadium in India, most of us will say Narendra Modi stadium, Wankhede stadium, etc.
If anyone asks you which is the oldest stadium in India and when/where was the first international match played in India, do you have the answer to these kinds of questions?
Many of us could not answer these ones easily without searching online, sometimes we forget about the origin when, and where cricket was started in India.
So for that, Here is the list of the five oldest cricket stadiums in India along with their first international matches:
5) Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
Establishment Year: 1945
First Match: 12th January 1952, India vs England. England won that match with 8 wickets.
4) Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Establishment Year: 1937
First Match: 9th December 1948, India vs West Indies. The match was drawn.
3) MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Other names: Chepauk Stadium
Establishment Year: 1916
First Match: 10th February 1934, India vs England. England won that match by 202 runs.
2) Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Other names: Feroz Shah Kotla
Establishment Year: 1882
First Match: 10th November 1948, India vs West Indies. The match was drawn.
1) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Establishment Year: 1864
First Match: 5th January 1934, India vs England. The match was drawn.
This match is also the first international match played on Indian soil.