One of the biggest cricket stadiums of India, Eden Gardens holds a special place in the heart of fantasy cricket fans. Established in 1864, it has been the home ground for the Bengal cricket team.
Anyone visiting the cricket stadium on a cricket match day can feel the emotions of the daily fantasy cricket fans. Eden gardens is the biggest stadium of our nation and second largest in seating capacity.
To the joy of online fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets.com, this stadium got its name from the oldest park of the city, Eden Gardens. In 1841, the park had been designed and named after Eden sisters of Lord Auckland. He was then Governor-General of India.
To celebrate the spirt of the wonderful fans of this stadium, here are some facts about the stadium. Read them on and play fantasy cricket India games!!
Built on a park
Eden Gardens Stadium is built on the grounds of the park-Eden Gardens. The park still exists behind the stadium and even has a Burmese style Pagoda in it.
Biggest Stadium of the country
So far, Eden Gardens is the biggest stadium of India. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 80000 people at a single time. Eden is the second biggest cricket stadium after Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
Bigger than MCG in early times
At one time, Eden Gardens Cricket stadium was bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. In 2011, the management renovated Eden Gardens and the entire stadium has resumed around half of its former size.
Only 1 cricket has managed a hattrick at the stadium
The world cup winning captain of team India 1983 and the terrific Indian all-rounder, Kapil Dev has created this history. Kapil Dev has created the history of hat-trick here in Eden by taking three wickets in three straight balls during an ODI match.
First match after 20 years suspension
Reportedly, ICC had suspended South Africa from International Cricket for about 20 years, reason being their apartheid policy. In 1991 and 1992 South African Team regained their test status and played their first match after suspension at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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