The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) started its journey several years back and it operated mainly from the residence of the Office Bearers, in the initial period. However, it got its official address when it built the World Class cricket Stadium at Mohali in the year of 1992. The stadium is having all the cricket facilities of International level and is housing the Headquarter of PCA, at the moment. The PCA has spread its cricketing activities in the total area of Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh, quite nicely and it is instrumental in running the coaching and other activities in all major districts. The districts include the likes of Amritsar, Jalandhar District, Patiala, Ludhiana and Chandigarh and some of the other districts like Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur District, Bathinda, Faridkot, and Ferozepur.
Before India attained independence, the state of Punjab was ruled by the princess had their independent state stature and were affiliated with the board like as:
* The State of Patialawas known as Patiala State Cricket Association
* The remaining Punjab already under British India constituted the Punjab Cricket Association and it's headquarter were at Lahore.
* The British India capital Delhi had independent state association known as Delhi and District Cricket Association.
After independence the state of Punjab was divided into two halves, half going to Pakistan and remaining coming to India. The Indian part of the Punjab renamed its association as East Punjab Cricket Association. With the coming together of Patiala State into PEPSU (Patiala & East Punjab States Union), the Patiala State Cricket Association which covered the areas of nine princely states in PEPSU, later changed its name to Southern Punjab Cricket Association.
In the meantime the North Punjab Cricket Association got its name from East Punjab Cricket Association. This trend continued up to 1966. The states of India were restructured on the linguistic grounds in 1966 and the state of PEPSU being a Punjabi speaking state was merged with Punjab and out of the area of Southern Punjab the new Hindi speaking state was carved out as Haryanabut the system continued up to 1968. In 1968 Haryana formed a new Cricket Association and applied to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the affiliation. In 1968 Southern Punjab Cricket Association combined with North Punjab Cricket Association and this joint Association was given the name as Punjab Cricket Association.
The Punjab C.A Stadium in Mohali is considered as one of the most well equipped and wonderfully maintained cricket stadiums in the world, at the moment. The stadium is having the first rate cricket facilities and it also runs the regular clubhouse for its members. The stadium provides State of Art entertainment facilities like Health Club, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, fully equipped library and very comfortable restaurant and bar for the members, as well. The PCA has also done a great job in shaping the careers of talented cricketers, such as, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are the best examples of Punjab's cricket talents. PCA stadium hosted 3 matches of 2011 world cup including the nail biting second Semi-final match between India and Pakistan on March 30th, 2011 which was eventually won by India. Mr. I.S. Bindra is bearing the responsibilities of the President of the Punjab Cricket Association at the moment and Mr. M.P. Pandove is the Hon. Secretary of PCA. PCA's current representative in the BCCI is Mr. I.S. Bindra.
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