Brabourne Stadium, 75 years NOT OUT!
Mumbai, November 2012: The Cricket Club of India (CCI) celebrates 75 YEARS of The Brabourne Stadium since its inauguration on the 7th of December in the year 1937. On this propitious occasion, The Cricket Club of India felicitated those who have contributed immensely by being true ambassadors of the sport the world over.
Mr. N Srinivasan (BCCI President),
Duncan Fletcher(Indian Cricket Team Coach),
Rajeev Shukla, Andy Flower, Graham Gooch and Alastair Cook (England Cricket Team Captain) for their achievements and contribution to the sport. Also joining the celebration at the iconic Brabourne Stadium were Ravi Shastri, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen, Madhav Apte, Anandji Dossa, Rahul Dravid among others.
Sanju Kothari, Vice chairman – Cricket & Hon. Joint Treasurer, Cricket Club of India said,“ The Brabourne Stadium is known for its fantastic facilities and has played host to several historic cricketing events including the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006, and the first ever international T20 on Indian soil between India and Australia. The stadium has also been the home ground for the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League Season 3. As we complete 75 years, CCI would like to felicitate these cricketing legends.
The Brabourne Stadium popularly known as the – (home of cricket in India) – was the first permanent sporting venue in India and also granted a 14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar dressing room privileges and club membership as otherwise opposed to our stringent club policy.”
The event witnessed a compelling turnout that included Ex-Cricketers and Captains, BCCI officials, Corporate Honchosas well as members of the Indian and England Cricket Teams.
On this occasion Rajeev Shukla,–Chairman, Indian Premier League & Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India commented ”It’s a privilege to associate with CCI, who have been pioneers with regards to cricket in the country. I would like to congratulate and extend my support to them on this momentous occasion. “
Kapil Malhotra, Vice President, Cricket Club of India also stated, ‘I won’t be incorrect in saying that Indian cricket was nurtured at this very ground which has a great history and has been appreciated by the English team on their recent visit here for a warm up match against India A. It has been 75 years
Historical Important International Cricket matches played at Brabourne Stadium !
India v Australia 15 Oct 1964 – India won by 2 wickets
Dec 7 1937 India v lord Tennysons XI
India v West indies 1948 – First post war test match
India v Australia Oct 2007 – First t20 international played on an Indian ground
Hero Honda Cup 1993 (Jonty Rhodes took 5 record breaking catches in one match)
India v Sri Lanka Dec 2009 – India beat Sri Lanka and went to no 1 in the test rankings +
Sehwag Double (293) on this ground