Can you guess which cricket station in Mumbai is this? Clue 1: It is named after a former Bombay governor. Clue 2: The foundation stone was laid on 22 May 1936.
1936: This day 80 yrs ago,Lord Brabourne laid the foundation stone of Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.An old Aerial shot pic.twitter.com/bS7GrDIvZA— Mumbai Heritage (@mumbaiheritage) May 22, 2016
It is the Brabourne Stadium, south Mumbai.
The Brabourne Stadium is a cricket ground in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The ground is owned by the Cricket Club of India (CCI). Brabourne Stadium is India's first permanent sporting venue. The North Stand of the Brabourne housed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (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.
Brabourne Stadium hosted Test matches from 1948 to 1972. After disputes over ticketing arrangements with the CCI, the Bombay Cricket Association (BCA) built the Wankhede Stadium a few hundred metres north of Brabourne.
After the Wankhede was built, Brabourne was no longer used for Test matches, although visiting teams played a few first-class matches at the ground. Apart from cricket, the ground has played host to tennis and football matches as well as music shows and concerts.