21 Facts About Brabourne Stadium


Brabourne Stadium is a cricket ground in Mumbai in Western India, built in the British Bombay era.

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The North Stand of the Brabourne had housed the Board of Control for Cricket in India headquarters and the 1983 Cricket World Cup trophy until 2006, when both were moved to the newly built Cricket Centre at the nearby Wankhede Stadium.

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Brabourne Stadium hosted Test matches from 1948 to 1972 and it was the venue for Bombay Pentangular matches from 1937 until 1946.

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Brabourne Stadium hosted a Test match in December 2009 after 36 years, thus creating a record for the biggest gap between two Tests at the same ground.

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Brabourne Stadium was built on 90,000 square yards of reclaimed land along Marine Drive near Churchgate railway station in South Bombay and was India's first permanent sporting venue.

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Brabourne Stadium chose immortality and the CCI was allotted 90,000 square yards at a price of 13.

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Brabourne Stadium has been identified as a Heritage Grade IIB structure.

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Australian cricketer Keith Miller called the ground "the most complete ground in the world", West Indian legend Frank Worrell stated that the Brabourne Stadium was the only ground in the world where he could be in his dressing gown until he had to pad up, hence he loved playing at the venue.

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The first test to produce a result at the Brabourne Stadium was the fourth it hosted, when India beat Pakistan in 1952.

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The new Wankhede Brabourne Stadium hosted its first Test match early in 1975 during the tour of West Indies.

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Since then, except for a few first class matches, Brabourne Stadium staged few major games until 2006, though international cricket briefly returned to the ground in 1989, when Australia and Pakistan played an ODI against each other.

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Brabourne Stadium hosted two One day games between India A and England in early 2017.

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Brabourne Stadium hosted five ODI matches including the final of the 2006 Champions trophy.

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Brabourne Stadium hosted the first Twenty20 International on Indian soil, when India beat Australia in a one-off game in October 2007.

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Wankhede Stadium underwent renovation between 2008 and Brabourne hosted international and first-class matches in Mumbai during that period.

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Brabourne Stadium successfully hosted the Eliminator of IPL 7, scheduled to be played on 28 May 2014 between reigning IPL Champions Mumbai Indians and two time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings, in which CSK emerged victorious.

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North Stand of the Brabourne housed the BCCI headquarters and the 1983 Cricket World Cup trophy until 2006 when both were moved to the newly built Cricket Centre at the nearby Wankhede Stadium.

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In December 2012 it was announced that Brabourne Stadium would be one of the five venues which will host 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup matches.

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Brabourne Stadium was the venue of the second Filmfare Awards ceremony in 1955.

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Brabourne Stadium next hosted a Davis Cup match 43 years later in April 2006, an Asia-Oceania second round Group I tennis match where India defeated Pakistan.

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When Brabourne Stadium went out of favour for cricket matches in the 1970s, it held dog races and Rovers Cup football matches.

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