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PCA, Mohali Stadium

Every cricket lover from different parts of the world will definitely remember the matches played at the Mohali stadium. This article covers everything about Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, where many iconic cricket matches have taken place. Read the full article to know its history of it and the notable events which took place in this stadium. Besides, you will know the reasons why it is a famous tourist attraction in Mohali.

Punjab Cricket Association

The Punjab Cricket Association takes care of the development and cricket organization in the Punjab State and Chandigarh. It is the governing body for cricket in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Earlier, all the meetings and operations used to take place from the residences of the office bearers of the Punjab Cricket Association. After 1992, the PCA Mohali Stadium was built, which has all the top facilities of the International level.

PCA runs and manages the coaching and other activities related to Cricket in important districts of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali and Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala, and other districts like Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Sangrur, Muktsar, Faridkot, Nawanshahar, Kapurthala.

Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium

Today known as the PCA Stadium, or the Mohali Stadium, it was re-named Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in 2015 after Inderjit Singh Bindra. He was a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.

Inderjit Singh Bindra was linked with the cricket administration since 1975 and was the President of BCCI from 1993 – 1996. He was the President of the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium for around 30 years, from 1978 – 2014, and then became the Chairman of the Punjab Cricket Association in 2015.

Inderjit Singh Bindra was also the advisor while forming the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moreover, he was then the Principal Advisor of the International Cricket Council (ICC) too.

About Mohali Stadium

The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is popularly known to have a huge cricket ground which is situated in Mohali, Punjab. It was built in 1993, and the stadium took about 3 years for the whole construction process to complete.

The cost to build this stadium was INR 25 crores. Geetanshu Klara from Ambala city is the man behind the construction of this stadium. This stadium in Mohali can accommodate around 26,950 spectators and has a playing area of 170000 sq. ft.

There are 600 AC lounges, 5300 VIP Block, 5000 Student Block, 5400 Members Block, 2600 Pavilion Terrace, 9289 Chair Block, and 495 North Pavilion in the stadium. The Media Box Capacity of the stadium is 120, and the Media Conference Hall Capacity is 150.

Ar. Khizr and his associates did the designing of the stadium, which is a popular construction company in Chandigarh. The R.S. Construction Company did the construction of the stadium, and today the stadium is the home ground to the Punjab Cricket team and Punjab Kings (PBKS) of IPL (Indian Premier League).

There are 16 floodlights in this stadium which are very low in height. Usually, in other cricket stadiums, the light pillars are placed higher. But to avoid aircraft collisions from the nearby Chandigarh airport with the light pillars, the floodlights in Mohali are placed lower. In a nutshell, the construction of the stadium is done very thoughtfully.

Interestingly, the stadium has special stands named after iconic Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh. The stands were inaugurated by the current Punjab chief minister, Shri Bhagwant Mann, on 20th September 2022.

Pitch of the PCA Stadium

The pitch of the Mohali stadium is one of the greenest, and the area of the playing field is at a distance from the batsman, i.e., the outfield has lush green grass. Daljit Singh, a former cricketer and a pitch curator is the current pitch curator of the Mohali stadium.

The pitch of the Mohali Stadium, PCA

It is a great pitch for the fast bowlers as the ball maintains its shine for a longer period and gives the bowlers an advantage. But as the match continues, the pitch slows down later. Therefore the pitch is more of an advantage for the pace bowlers, spinners, and the batsman as well.

Punjab Cricket Association Club Facilities

There are many amenities available at Punjab Cricket Club, which are chargeable. Some of the things a member will find there is a Health Club, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Banquet Hall, and Residential Accommodation. The options for residential accommodations are not at all limited; from super deluxe to suite rooms, there are many.

To avail of all of the facilities, check out the list of membership rates.

Type of Membership  Entrance Fee Annual Subscription

PCA Associate Membership

30,000/-(Tax extra as applicable)


Town Membership

1,70,000/-(Tax extra as applicable)


Country Membership

1,70,000/-(Tax extra as applicable)


Over 65 Years

1,70,000/-(Tax extra as applicable)


Cricket Member

20,000/-(Tax extra as applicable)


Facilities available at Mohali Stadium

The registration fee of Rs. 2000 plus extra tax and not refundable application will be accepted. Also, to have a club membership, every person should be an associate member. As far as a Life Membership, the person is required to be a part of the Association. You can get more information about the Club facilities and their rates on the official website of the Punjab Cricket Association.

Matches that took place in Mohali Stadium

Mohali Stadium was inaugurated on 22 December 1993, and the first test match between India and West Indies took place in this stadium on that day. After which, a string of matches happened one after another.

The Cricket World Cup semi-final between Australia and the West Indies, which is one of the most famous and exciting matches, took place in this stadium in February 1996.

Mohali stadium hosted 3 world cup matches in 2011, which includes the famous and thrilling match between India and Pakistan, which was on 30 March 2011. The former Prime Minister of India – Manmohan Singh, and the former Prime Minister of Pakistan – Yusuf Raza Gillani, also attended the match. India was the winner of this match.

The First Test of the Freedom Trophy between India and South Africa in 2015 took place in this stadium. India was the winner of the match with a very huge margin. The spinners in the Indian team performed well and had an advantage because of the pitch.

The South African batsmen were having trouble making runs and playing their shots. It was the first time in this stadium that spinners got an advantage because of the pitch, which happened during the match.

The first T20 Internationals between India and Sri Lanka in 2009 were also hosted in Mohali stadium. India was the winner of this match and won by 6 wickets.

World Cup Matches in Mohali Stadium

The stadium has hosted a total of 4 world cup matches. The 1996 Cricket World Cup semi-finals between Australia and West Indies where Australia won by 5 runs.The 2011 Cricket World Cup on 3rd March between South Africa and the Netherlands, where South Africa won by 231 runs.

The 2011 Cricket World Cup on 11 March between West Indies and Ireland, where West Indies won by 44 runs. The 2011 Cricket World Cup on 30 March between India and Pakistan, where India won by 29 runs.

2011 Cricket World Cup on 30 March between India and Pakistan

T20 Matches in Mohali Stadium

The Mohali stadium also hosted 3 T20 matches of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016. The first match was between New Zealand and Pakistan on 22 March, where New Zealand won by 22 runs.

The second match was between Australia and Pakistan on 25 March, where Australia won by 21 runs. The third match was between Australia and India on 27 March, where India won by 6 wickets.

Some of the Notable Records made in Mohali Stadium

Test Records

16 October 2003, Match between New Zealand and India
Highest Test Total: 630/6d

14 March 2003, Match between India and Australia
Highest Individual Score by Shikhar Dhawan: 187

10 0ctober 1999, Match between India and New Zealand
Best Test Innings Bowling Figures: 6/27 – Dion Nash

Sachin Tendulkar scored the most Test runs -767
Second Highest – Rahul Dravid (735)
Third Highest – Virender Sehwag (645)

Anil Kumble took the most wickets – 36
Second Highest – Harbhajan Singh (24)
Third Highest – Ravindra Jadeja (18)

ODI Records

13 December 2017, Match between India and Sri Lanka
Highest ODI Total: 393/3


13 December 2017, Match between India and Sri Lanka
Highest Individual Score, Rohit Sharma: 208

27 October 2006, ICC Champions Trophy between South Africa and Pakistan

Best ODI Innings Bowling Figures – Makhaya Ntini (5/21)

3 March 2011, Match between South Africa and the Netherlands
Highest ODI Partnership: 221 by Hashim Amla & AB De Villiers.

Harbhajan Singh took the most wickets – 11
Second Highest: Glenn McGrath (8), Saqlain Mushtaq (8)

Twenty20 International Records

12 December 2009, Match between India and Sri Lanka
Highest Twenty20 Total: 211/4

27 March 2016, Match between India and Australia
Highest Individual Twenty20 Score: Virat Kohli (82)

25 March 2016, Match between Australia and Pakistan
Best Twenty20 Innings Bowling Figures: James Faulkner (5/27)

12 December 2009, Match between Sri Lanka and India
Highest Twenty20 Partnership: Sanath Jayasuriya & Kumar Sangakkara (81)

Virat Kohli scored the most runs – 154
Second Highest – Yuvraj Singh (81)
Third Highest – Martin Guptill (80)

James Faulkner took the most wickets – 6
Second Highest – Yuvraj Singh (4)
Third Highest – Hardik Pandya (3)

Address and Contact Details of Mohali Stadium

Punjab Cricket Association
I.S. Bindra Stadium, Sector-63,
SAS Nagar, Mohali – 160 062

Contact: 0172-2232300/01/02


Mohali is famous for its Punjab Cricket Association Stadium or Mohali Stadium. The stadium is among the top 10 tourist attractions in Mohali. If you are a cricket lover, you must visit this place. The plus point is Mohali stadium’s prime location. Mohali Walk Mall, Fortis Hospital, Bestech Square Mall, PUDA Bhawan, and many more fall in the vicinity of the PCA stadium.

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