Marvellous Mullanpur stadium maiden IPL game


Mullanpur Stadium will open Image: Punjab Kings

The all-new Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium in Mullanpur, Punjab (India) is all set to host its first-ever Indian Premier League (IPL) match with a clash between the Punjab Kings and the Delhi Capitals on March 23rd.

‘Punjab Kings’ stated that the excitement is palpable among the Sher Squad as the countdown to this momentous occasion begins.

The 38,000-capacity Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali, Punjab (India). In March 2010, the Punjab Cricket Association announced that the Mullanpur village of Mohali is going to have an international standard cricket stadium spread over 41.95 acre at a cost of Rs 230 crore.

Mohali (India)-based the Punjab Cricket Association is the governing body of cricketing activities in the State of Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh in India and the Punjab cricket team. It is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Mumbai (India)-based the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a men’s Twenty20 cricket league that is annually held in India. The league, which was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007, is contested by 10 City-based franchise teams. The IPL is usually held in Summer between March and May every year.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body of cricket in India. Its headquarters is situated at the cricket center in Churchgate, Mumbai (India). The BCCI is the wealthiest governing body of cricket in the world.

The Punjab Kings is a professional franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Established in 2008 as the Kings XI Punjab, the franchise is jointly owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul.

The Delhi Capitals are a professional franchise cricket team based in Delhi that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Sports. The team’s home ground is the Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi (India). The team is captained by the Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant and coached by Ricky Ponting (Australian cricket coach).

‘Punjab Kings’ further stated that construction of the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium commenced back in 2015, marking the beginning of a journey towards creating a state-of-the-art sporting venue. Over the last couple of years, it has gradually transformed into a hub for cricketing action, hosting numerous domestic matches. With a seating capacity of 38,000, it promises to provide an exhilarating atmosphere for the fans to enjoy.

One of the standout features of the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium is its cutting-edge herringbone drainage system. This innovative system ensures rapid removal of water from the playing surface within just 25-30 minutes after rainfall. Additionally, unlike the traditional soil, the ground is constructed using sand, offering superior stability and playing conditions.

The stadium’s facilities leave no stone unturned in providing a world-class experience. It boasts two international-standard dressing rooms, complete with amenities such as steam rooms, saunas and ice baths, catering to the needs of the players. Furthermore, a gymnasium has been incorporated into the complex.

As the Punjab Kings gear up to showcase their prowess on this grand stage, anticipation is at an all-time high. Fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness thrilling cricketing action unfold at the Mullanpur Stadium. With everything in place, the stage is set for an unforgettable inaugural game.

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