Eden Garden the Historical Cricket Stadium
The home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders (Indian Premier League) team and the Bengal Cricket Team, situated in the heart of Kolkata in India famous in the world by name Eden Garden. It is a renowned cricket ground.Eden garden is the India’s biggest cricket stadium having capacity to hold 120,000 spectators at a time. Sine’s 1865 Later, the ground was renovated to its current capacity 90,000 spectators but still remains one of the biggest cricket stadiums across the world. Stadium gets another renovation process to reduce their seating capacity to 14,500 to meet the minimum qualifications criteria for the Cricket World Cup 2011.
Eden garden is the biggest stadium in the world its second in ranking. In India, after the Salt Lake Football Stadium, the Eden Gardens is second large area stadium; the stadium also has the biggest ground area in the world.The first test match played on Eden garden in 1934 between India and England. The ground hosted their first ever one-day match in 1987 between India and Pakistan.In honor of Dr. B.C. Roy, the Chief Minister of the State of West Bengal the Club House of the stadium was named B.C. Roy. Eden garden also known for a huge enthusiastic crowd all cricketers say always their knowledge still not enough to playing cricket in front of the fully packed Eden gardens Stadium.
Eden Gardens having some memorable and highlighted events are Indian bowler, Kapil dev taking a One day International hat-trick in 1991 against Sri Lanka. Harbhajan Sing achieving the same for Test cricket matches in 2000-01 against Australia. The ground also hosted the memorable final of the World Cup 1987 where Australia beat England to claim the title. In 1966-67 and again in 1969-70, the stadium witnessed some rioting incidents.IPL (Indian Premier League) first match between the Deccan Chargers and the Kolkata knight played on Eden garden in April, 2008.