Old Trafford

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1856. International Test matches have been played there since 1884. The two ends of the ground were known as the Warwick Road End (to the east) and the Stretford End (to the west). The section of Warwick Road leading to the Metrolink Station was renamed Brian Statham Way (in honour of the former Lancashire and England player) and this end of the ground is now known as the Brian Statham End.

The cricket ground is near the Old Trafford football stadium, in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester.

In 1993, Old Trafford was the site of one of the most remarkable events in the history of cricket, Shane Warne's so-called Ball of the Century to Mike Gatting.

As of 2005, its capacity is 22,000 for Test matches, and 14,000 for other matches. Redevelopment plans are expected to be announced before the end of 2005.

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