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smallest Cricket Stadiums in India – Ranked

Cricket is a religion to Indians. Over the years, Indians have found a lot of interest in Cricket and The introduction of IPL played a huge role in making the sport a household thing. Stadiums play an important role in the match and A good stadium adds glamor to the game. India has a lot of iconic cricket stadiums. Some bigger, some smaller. In this article let’s discuss the Top 5 smallest cricket stadiums in India.

Top 5 smallest cricket stadiums in India are:

 #5 K.D. Singh Babu Stadium (Lucknow) – 25,000

K.D. Singh Babu Stadium
K.D. Singh Babu Stadium

The K.D. Singh Babu Stadium is named after legendary Indian hockey star K.D. Singh. The stadium was established back in 1957. K.D. Singh Babu Stadium holds a capacity of 25,000. Uttar Pradesh Government owns the stadium. Uttar Pradesh Cricket teams use the ground as home soil. The first-ever international match held in this stadium was a Women’s Test match between India and West Indies back in 1976.  

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#4 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamshala) – 23,000 capacity

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is famously known as Dharamshala stadium and established in 2003. It is located in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The stadium holds a capacity of 23,000. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association is the owner of this stadium. It serves as the home team to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket team and sometimes PBKS in IPL. The first-ever international match played on this ground was an ODI between India and England in 2013.

#3 Brabourne Stadium (Mumbai) – 20,000

Brabourne Stadium
Brabourne Stadium

The Brabourne is one of the oldest stadiums in India. The stadium is located In Mumbai and built in 1937. The stadium holds a capacity of 20,000. Brabourne Stadium, previously the home ground of Mumbai Indians in IPL. Cricket Club of India holds ownership of this stadium now. The first-ever international match played here was a test match featuring India and West Indies back in the year 1948.   

#2 Captain Roop Singh Stadium (Gwalior) – 18,000

Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Captain Roop Singh Stadium

The Roop Singh Stadium was established in 1978. It is located in the city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. The stadium holds a capacity of 18,000. Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association holds ownership of the stadium. Gwalior Division Cricket Association acts as the operator. The Captain Roop Singh Stadium serves as the home ground to Madhya Pradesh Cricket Team.

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#1 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground (Rajkot) – 15,000

Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground

In 1935 the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground was established. It is amongst the oldest stadiums in India. The stadium holds a capacity of 15,000. Rajkot Municipal Corporation is the owner of the stadium with the Saurashtra Cricket Association working as the operator. The stadium acts as the home ground to the Saurashtra Cricket team. The first-ever international match played here was an ODI between India and Australia.

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Have a good day ahead.

Atish Das
Atish Das
A die-hard Manchester United fan who has an interest in Advertising and Photo Editing. I love to travel a lot and see this beautiful world with my own eyes!!!
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