Sachin Tendulkar To Ring The Bell At The Brabourne Stadium
By CricShots - Oct 25, 2018 11:27 am
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On Wednesday, it was announced that the fourth ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies which will be played at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) will be inaugurated by the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The day-night match of 29th October, Monday was earlier scheduled to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, later it was shifted to the Brabourne Stadium by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) as they had some financial constraints in hosting the game.

Brabourne Stadium

Talking about the same, the CCI said, “Tendulkar has “consented to `Ring the Bell’ to inaugurate the 4th ODI. It was striving to make the game “a unique experience not only for the cricketers of both the teams but for the cricket crazy Mumbaikars as well.”

The reports have also suggested that the pitch has been made in such a way that the match becomes a high-scoring one. 

Brabourne Stadium has the capacity of accommodating 20,000 people and it last hosted an international match in 2007 when India took on Australia in a T20I. The last ODI to be held at the stadium was in 2006 when Australia faced West Indies in the ICC Champions Trophy.

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The stadium, named after Lord Brabourne, Governor of Bombay, has so far hosted eight ODIs, 18 Test and one T20I. India has played only one ODI at Brabourne, beating New Zealand by six wickets in 1995. West Indies have played four ODIs here losing three and winning one.

Wankhede Stadium

Earlier, The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), who is organizing the fourth ODI were left without any office bearer to sign vendor payments and the Supreme Court had to decide if MCA will be in a position to host the match or not.

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According to a report in PTI last week, MCA Secretary Unmesh Khanwilkar along with another official sought help from the Bombay Court to form an ad-hoc committee. The High Court now has asked MCA to approach the apex court. Meanwhile, a few MCA officials had met a senior BCCI official to provide an update of the problems currently faced by the association with no authorized official to clear dues to vendors or salaries to employees.