The stadium is located at Chepauk, Chennai, a few hundred meters from the seashore. Formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground or Chepauk Stadium, the stadium was renamed M.A.Chidambaram stadium after the former president of the BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. It was established in the year 1916 making it the oldest Cricket Stadium in India which is in continuous use. It has the reputation of hosting the first-ever Ranji Trophy match and witnessing Virender Sehwag’s 319 against South Africa which is the highest Test score at the ground. The stadium played host to the second tied-Test in the history of Test cricket. It is noted for its distinct pitch characteristics with that extra zip and bounce off the wicket.