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Karnataka State Cricket Association
KSCA logo.jpg
Country: India
Founded: 1933
First President: J.C. Rollo
President: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar
Secretary: Brijesh Patel

Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) is the governing body of the Cricket in the Indian state of Karnataka. The association is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India and governs the Karnataka cricket team. The association was founded in the year 1933 and has been affiliated to the BCCI ever since. The association owns the M.Chinnaswamy stadium, which is one of the major Test centers in India and hosted a number of tests and ODIs.



The Karnataka State Cricket Association was formerly known as the Mysore Cricket Association. The association was founded during the year 1933 and gained affiliation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the year 1934. Prof J.C.Rollo, Justice Mr P. Medappa, Capt. T.Murari, Major YVK Murthy and Capt. M.G.Vijayasarathi were instrumental in getting the KSCA affiliated to the BCCI. JC Rollo, an Englishman, was the first president of the Association. The association was initially housed at in a small room in the pavilion of Central college. In the 1950s and 1960s, the association was headed by S.A.Srinivasan and M.Chinnswamy. The cricket stadium in Bangalore is named after the M. Chinnaswamy, who was the Hon. Secretary of the association from 1953 to 1978 and remained the president till 1990.

Mysore state (which was renamed Karnataka in 1973) played its first Ranji trophy match on Nov 4 1934 against Madras state (now Tamil Nadu). This was the first ever Ranji trophy game and till date the only Ranji trophy game, which was completed in a single day, with Mysore losing the game. [1]

Chinnaswamy Stadium

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is owned by KSCA. This stadium was earlier called as Karnataka State Cricket Association stadium (KSCA Stadium)[2] and was later rechristened in tribute to Mr. M. Chinnaswamy who had served the KSCA for four decades and was president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977-1980. The stadium has been one of the premier cricket stadiums of India. Flanked by picturesque Cubbon Park and uptown MG Road, this three-decade-old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bengaluru. This 55,000 capacity stadium not only regularly hosts Tests, One Day International and other first class matches, but also other musical and cultural events. The stadium is the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team.

Institutional members

The following sports clubs have been elected as Institutional members of KSCA: [3]

  • Zone - Jawahar Sports Club, Select Cricket Club, Bangalore Cricketers, Malleshwaram United Cricket Club, Swastika Union CC and Mount Joy CC.
  • Mysore Zone - National CC.
  • Shimoga Zone - Durgigudi SC.
  • Tumkur Zone - Tumkur Occasionals.
  • Mangalore Zone - Mangalore Sports Club.
  • Dharwar Zone - Hubli SC.
  • Raichur Zone - Perfect SC.

Current Office bearers

The following members were elected to the KSCA during the recently concluded elections. Prominent among them was the victory of Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar who defeated former cricketer Gundappa Viswanath.

President: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar

Secretary: Brijesh Patel


  1. Roger Binny
  2. Dr S Krishnamurthy
  3. P R Ashok Anand

Treasurer: Thallam Venkatesh

Managing Committee

  1. AV Jayaprakash
  2. Sudhakar Rao
  3. J Abhiram
  4. Raghuram Bhatt
  5. Sanjay Desai
  6. Lakshminarayan


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