PCA renames stands in Mohali stadium after homegrown legends Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh before IND vs AUS clash


PCA renames stands in Mohali stadium after homegrown legends Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh before IND vs AUS clash

Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh

Mohali’s IS Bindra PCA International Cricket Stadium will host the first of the three match T20Is between India and Australia on September 20. Two of its stands have been renamed after two local legends of the sport- Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.

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The famous Terrace Block has been renamed after Harbhajan Singh while the North Pavillion has been named after Yuvraj Singh. Harbhajan has represented the Men in Blue in 103 Test, 236 ODI and 28 T20I and picked up a total of 711 wickets across all three formats. While all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has played a total of 40 Tests, 304 ODI and 58 T20Is and amassed 11,778 runs, claiming 148 wickets across all three formats.

“In a historic decision, the PCA executive committee, under president Gulzar Inder Chahal, has decided to name the Terrace Block and North Pavillion stands after legendary Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, respectively. Both have been icons for Punjab as well as Indian cricket and fans as well players will be inspired on seeing the stands being named after these two cricketers,” PCA secretary Dilsher Khanna told The Indian Express.

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Mohali was named after PCA and BCCI official IS Bindra

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IS Bindra Stadium

The stadium in Mohali was named after former PCA and BCCI official IS Bindra. It was built in 1994 and has hosted a total of 14 Tests, 25 ODI and five T20 matches.

“Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have been the most iconic players from Punjab. Apart from them, there are other famous players that Punjab has produced. The IS Bindra PCA Stadium has only a handful of stands as compared to other stadiums in India. So we primarily want to name the stands here after cricketers from the state,” added Khanna.

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