The club, which was registered as society in 1966, got the land for building in 1969 with the then Punjab governor Dharma Vira getting the land allocated from UT Administration and the building was inaugurated on April 24, 1969.
With Kings XI Punjab playing all their home matches at I S Bindra PCA Stadium, it is IPL bonanza in every match for all cricket fans in Tricity and the region. Nitin Sharma spends a day at the stadium to see the fan squad, ground preparations, hospitality challenges and possible business aspects related to IPL in surrounding areas.
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Academy (CLTA) head coach 46-year-old Romen Singh and CLTA trainee and Indian Junior Davis Cup player Krishan Hooda recounted their experience in Sri Lanka when the country was hit by simultaneous bomb blasts.
With 17 wickets during the 2015 World Cup, Mohammed Shami played a key role in the Indian team’s march to the semi-finals and the Bengal pacer has shown the same kind of form in ODI in the last six months.
While Gayle played a smashing knock of 99 runs and guided Kings XI Punjab to a total of 173 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs, Kohli played a knock of 67 runs before De Villiers played an unbeaten knock of 59 runs to guide the visitors to their first win of this IPL season.
As Bengaluru faces hosts Kings XI Punjab in a IPL match at IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore's spinner Yuzvendra Chahal sounded hopeful of a comeback from the team.
Karandeep Kochhar, who has won the PGTI Players Championship at the same club in 2016 as an amateur, had an overall score of 16-under-264 at the historic Tollygunge Club to finish third and the Chandigarh youngster rates it as a motivating performance at the start of the season.
With the Road to Wimbledon qualifiers happening in India for the seventh year and with this year's qualifiers for boys event being played in Chandigarh, Bates believes that such opportunities for junior players in India will help them raise their game ahead of professional circuit.
It was a packed house at the stadium with India posting a total of 358 for 9 in 50 overs before Australia reached the target with 13 balls to spare riding high on Turner’s knock and Peter Handscomb’s century.