Brabourne Stadium

Stadium House, Block No 3, 1st Floor, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra

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The Cricket Club of India (CCI) is a private club joined on eighth November, 1933, with a goal to advance cricket and other games in the nation. Its commitments to games and cricket specifically, have given it a one of a kind position in the historical backdrop of India as well as the whole world.

Concede Govan, a British businessperson from Delhi started the idea of building up this awesome establishment on recovered place where there is 90,000 sq yards adjoining the Arabian Sea, allowed by Lord Brabourne, the then Governor of Bombay. The stadium developed on that land is named as Brabourne Stadium and was officially initiated on seventh December 1937 by facilitating a cricket coordinate between Lord Tennyson's XI and CCI.

Thereafter, a few incredible cricket competitions and matches have occurred on its famous grounds. The most well known throughout the years have been, the renowned Pentangular Tournament, the main test coordinate amongst India and West Indies, the ICC Champions' Trophy and the primary T20 global on Indian soil amongst India and Australia. As of late, CCI played host to the Mumbai Indians' group for the third period of the Indian Premier League (IPL 3). The stadium saw a high-profiled group of onlookers and stuffed stands.

In spite of the fact that cricket has been the pillar of CCI, other than it, other games, for example, tennis, badminton, squash, billiards and snooker, swimming are additionally being advanced. Numerous renowned universal occasions of these other games are even held at CCI including ATP Tournaments. Aside from sports, Brabourne Stadium facilitated stupendous social occasions and melodic shows which incorporate exhibitions by greats, for example, John McLaughlin, Placido Domingo and Rolling Stones.

Today, CCI keeps on being the pioneer of games in India and is perceived as a standout amongst the most renowned clubs in the nation with corresponding game plans with many driving games clubs everywhere throughout the world.


The Cricket Club of India is one of the royal gems of Mumbai city. Verifiably, it speaks to a period of brilliance. Topographically, it speaks to a prime property quarter of the world. In any case, in particular, even today, it speaks to the goals of the individuals who take a stab at out and out the most extreme.

The foundation of CCI backpedals to a piercing scene including the Maharaja of Patiala. The Maharaja once went by the Bombay Gymkhana to watch a cricket coordinate, just to be educated that he couldn't sit among the Europeans who delighted in a different fenced in area. The hurt and bothered Maharaja pledged to make an office where no such practice existed.






The early years amid the arrangement of CCI and the development of the Brabourne Stadium had numerous passionate and motivating stories of the couple of good men who met up to understand a fantasy in the interest of each Indian games darling. Established in 1933, CCI's promoters were generally the individuals who had likewise established the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1928. CCI was imagined with the point of advancing games as a rule and cricket specifically. The main impetus behind the thought was Grant Govan, a Delhi-based English specialist. Subsequently, the CCI was set up with its enrolled office in Delhi.

One of its most punctual destinations was to construct a cricket stadium in Bombay. In any case, accessibility of land in the city has truly been an issue, and subsequently a testing objective. Indeed, even as the arrangement was going to be deserted, Maharaja Dhiraj Bhupinder Singh of Patiala and Anthony S. de Mello assumed control over the undertaking and ran about it with due constancy, crossing many hurdles.

Senator Brabourne emphatically trusted that the stadium would deify him. A real estate parcel measuring 90,000 square yards was given to the CCI and the rate concurred was Rs 13.50 for each square yard. Gregson, Batley and King were delegated the engineers while Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. was named as the development temporary workers.



<p>The participation of CCI is in reality a renowned proprietorship which is granted routinely to sportsmen and prominent people as acknowledgment of their commitment to their individual fields.</p><p>From previous billiards champions Geet Sethi to cricket commanders Sunil Gavaskar and Diana Eduljee, veterans like Vivian Richards and umpire David Shepherd to a few contemporary greats including Muttiah Muralitharan and MS Dhoni, the whole rundown involves the's who of Indian and worldwide game. In addition, this acknowledgment isn't restricted to wear: CCI has likewise granted the benefit to previous British Prime Minister - John Major, Indian Nightingale - Lata Mangeshkar, previous Police Commissioner of Mumbai and previous Governor of Punjab &ndash; J.F. Ribeiro, thespian - Dilip Kumar, famous sketch artist &ndash; R.K. Laxman, regarded columnist &ndash; M.J. Akbar and famous industrialist - Mukesh Ambani.</p><p>The benefit of a CCI participation is presently being reached out to India's Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and Bronze medalists at Beijing 2008, boxer Vijendra Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar.</p>



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