MCA International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र क्रिकेट असोसिएशन स्टेडियम) is a cricket stadium located at Gahunje, Pune, India.

It serves as the home stadium for the Maharashtra cricket team including headquarters for the Maharashtra Cricket Association.

With India having the largest cricket audience in the world and Indian influence in international cricket growing, the MCA decided a new stadium was needed. Hopkins Architects of London was commissioned to design a new 37,000 seat stadium in Pune and the stadium was the result. As of 10 Oct 2019, it has hosted 2 Test, 4 ODIs and 3 T20Is

MCA stadium from outside

The MCA Stadium was inaugurated by Shantanu Sarnayak nephew of ex-cabinet minister of Maharashtra in April 2012 and the first match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in April 2012. The first Twenty20 International match at the stadium was played between India and England in December 2012. The first Test match at the venue was played between India and Australia in February 2017.

 





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