Brabourne Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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The Brabourne stadium west gate, facing Marine Drive.The Brabourne Stadium is a cricket ground in the Indian city of Mumbai. It is located near Churchgate station in South Mumbai. The stadium also has the Cricket Club of India and has the offices of the BCCI, the head organisation of Indian cricket.

Brabourne stadium hosted Test matches from 1933 to the 1970s, as well as the Bombay Quadrangular. After a major dispute between CCI and the Mumbai Cricket Association about the allotment of complimentary tickets for the Test between India and England in 1973, MCA built a cricket stadium of their own hardly a mile from Brabourne. After this, Brabourne lost out to the new Wankhede Stadium on official matches, though first class matches are held when visiting teams arrive in the city.

The CCI leases the ground to many schools in the vicinity for their annual sports day activities. In addition the ground is also leased to marriages, parties and other activities during the off season.

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