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About MPCA

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is one of the premier cricket governing provincial units affiliated to The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). MPCA is a regular participant in all domestic tournaments conducted by the BCCI.

We operate from Indore (Madhya Pradesh, India). MPCA is one of the oldest affiliates of the BCCI – since 1940’s. We cover the second largest State in India – the entire Madhya Pradesh having an area of about 3.08 lac square kilometers and 50 districts under our umbrella.

Before the independence of India, cricket was majorly patronised by provincial rulers. In our case, it was the 'Holkar' team that laid the foundation of our Association. Subsequently, we were known as 'Madhya Bharat Cricket Association' for few years. 1957 saw the formation of 'Madhya Pradesh' as a state of India. Since then we are 'Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association'.

Promoting cricket, developing cricketers by nurturing them for the tough competition at the first class and International circuit, and creating easily accessible infrastructure to attract young cricketers, has been the main focus of MPCA since its inception.

MPCA has a grand legacy of cricketers being groomed with the efforts of the structured enterprise that we are today and beginning from the Holkar team. The first captain of the Indian Test side – Col. C K Nayudu was from our place. Capt. S Mushtaq Ali, the first Indian to score a Test century on foreign soil represented MPCA throughout his cricketing days. In the recent past, MPCA has contributed in shaping up the careers of renowned Indian cricketers like Narendra Hirwani, Rajesh Chouhan, Amay Khurasiya, Naman Ozha, Ishwar Pandey and few others. Avesh Khan, a young fast bowler from MPCA, is a talent to watch for in future.  

MPCA is the only provincial unit in India that can boast of having two International venues under control – one at Indore and other one at Gwalior. 'Holkar Stadium' at Indore is a self-developed property of MPCA. We are also developing own stadium at Gwalior and expect the unit to be ready in next few years. Till date, MPCA has successfully hosted One Test match, 26 One Day International games, one T20 International, and 9 IPL matches. 

Venue

City

Approx. capacity

First International Event

Last International Event

Total International / IPL Events

Holkar Stadium

Indore

27,000

15th April 2006

22nd December 2017

Seven / Nine

Nehru Stadium

(Government owned)

Indore

35,000

1st Dec. 1983

31st March 2001

Nine / Nil

Capt. Roopsingh Stadium

(Govt. owned but under lease to GDCA)

Gwalior

23,000

22nd January 1988

24th February 2010

Twelve / Nil


It is our continuous endeavour to extend best of cricketing facilities to the upcoming cricketers from our place. MPCA operates a cricket academy which provides regular coaching, systematic fitness management, specific nutrition, regular health check up, etc. to the potentially talented young cricketers. These youngsters are going to be a part of the supply chain for the higher grade teams of the State, and are the assets of MPCA in real sense.

MPCA is committed to provide best possible facilities to cricketers for their skill up gradation so that the players blossom at the right age and excel in their cricket career.

We operate from Holkar Stadium, Race Course Road, Indore 452 003 (India).