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IPL World T20 2010 Venues

The Indian Premier League in 2010 will be the third season. The 2010 IPL tournament will be played in India between March 12 and April 25, 2010 and it is expected to draw approximately a television audience of over 200 million people in India. The IPL tournament 2010 will be the first mega sports event that will be broadcasted live on YouTube from the various IPL venues. There were seven IPL venues till 2009. In 2010, four new IPL venues have been introduced for IPL third session. This is a 60-game tournament that will be played in 11 different IPL venues from 12 March to 25 April.
The new IPL venues that have been introduced this year are Cuttack, Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Dharamsala. These four venues of IPL will host IPL matches of Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, consecutively. Both the semi-finals matches will be played in Bangalore and the final match will be played in Navi Mumbai.
List of venues of IPL
Ahmedabad: Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium

The Sardar Patel Stadium situated in Ahmedabad has the capacity of holding a crowd of around 50,000. This stadium was named after the first Home Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The stadium was built on a 50 acre land that was donated by the government by just a span of nine months. The stadium is also known as the Motera ground, reason being that it is situated in that area of Ahmedabad. The ground has experienced many records being broken by different players. It was in 1983 that the ground hosted the first Test match where West Indies beat India by more than 100 runs. Again in 1983- 84, Sardar Patel Stadium hosted its first ODI, where Australia beat the India.
Bengaluru: M Chinnaswamy Stadium
M Chinnaswamy stadium got the Test status in 1974-75 which made this Bangalore ground witness some precious moments in cricket history. This three-decade old stadium was known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium. This ground has the capacity to hold about gross 55,000 spectators. Now it is the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team and also the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Cuttack: Barabati Stadium
One of the older grounds in India, the Barabati Stadium in has hosted several Test matches and ODI. This stadium has witnessed both the World Cups hosted in the subcontinent – the 1987 Cricket World Cup and the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Chennai: MA Chidambaram Stadium
The MA Chidambaram Stadium was known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground or the Chepauk Stadium. The ground hosted its first Test in 1933-34. The first-ever Ranji Trophy match was also played on this ground. Now, it is the home ground of the Tamil Nadu cricket team and also Chennai Super Kings – the Chennai IPL franchise.

Delhi: Feroz Shah Kotla
The Feroz Shah Kotla ground became a cricket ground in the year 1883. November 10, 1948 – this was when the first test match was played at this venue. Another record worth mentioning on this ground was when Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in an innings in 1999. The owner of this ground is DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association) and it is also operated by them. From 2008, it has been the home ground for the Delhi IPL team.

Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
With snow-capped mountains on the back, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala is the most scenic Indian cricket grounds. This IPL venue is the newest addition in this year’s IPL. It is situated at about 1457 metres above the sea level.

Jaipur: Sawai Mansingh Stadium
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is also referred to as SMS. The stadium has the capacity to hold around 30,000 viewers. The highest individual score that any batsman boasts of for a ODI on this ground is 183 (not out) by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Kolkata: Eden Gardens
It is the biggest cricket ground in India. Previously it could accommodate more than a hundred thousand viewers but now it can hold around 90,000 spectators due to some recent renovations. It was in 1934 that the first ever Test match of Eden Gardens was hosted between India and England.

Mohali: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium or the PCA is situated in Mohali. It is said to be one of the best grounds in India with top-notch practice facilities, spectator stands and media provisions. This stadium is the home to the Punjab IPL team. Around Rs 25 crore went into the construction of this stadium and it took 3 long years to complete.

Mumbai: Brabourne Stadium

The Brabourne Stadium is situated in Mumbai near the Churchgate railway station. Owned by the Cricket Club of India (CCI), Brabourne Stadium hosted Test matches from 1948 to 1972.

Nagpur: VCA Stadium, Jamtha
This is a new addition in the IPL venues. The structure is marvelous, it has lush-green outfield, great facilities for players, media and spectators.

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