Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
In general there are many hot spots in Mumbai. As far as cricket is concern India is showing great development in the cricket sports. Among the attractive places in Mumbai the cricket stadium is more specific for the people who are very much interested in cricket. Wankhede Stadium is most important and that too for the cricket lovers it is definitely a very hot spot in Mumbai city. There is a big history behind the construction part of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It holds a great history that some of the greatest matches of the world history were held in the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
History of Wankhede stadium in Mumbai
During the construction of the ground there was also a dispute between the Mumbai cricket association and the Cricket club of India which holds the Brabourne Stadium for the allocation of the tickets for the cricket matches. In 1973 after the test match held between the England and India this particular issue became serious. There was a person named S. K. Wankhede who was a politician and the secretary of the Mumbai cricket association who took initiatives and built a new stadium near the Churchgate station in south part of Mumbai.
The opening of the Wankhede stadium was not done when it was built. For the final test match between the West Indies and India in the year 1975 the stadium was set opened as it was built in six months time. After the opening of the Wankhede stadium the Brabourne Stadium was taken over and was called to be the main cricket venue in Mumbai city. This is totally because of the capacity of the stadium which was 40,000 and it is always set to host the international matches in India. The inner construction of the stadium was developed in all the aspects after the opening of the stadium.
Facts about Wankhede stadium
• The Wankhede stadium has capacity of 45000 which is expected to increase for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
• Wankhede stadium contains very attractive floodlights for decorating the whole stadium.
• Curator of the Wankhede stadium is Sudhir Naik.
• The end names of Wankhede stadium is Tata End and Garware Pavilion End.
• The lowest total in test match in Wankhede stadium was 93 against India by Australia in the 2004/ 2005 season.
• The highest total in test match in Wankhede stadium was 604/6 in December against India by West Indies in the 1974/1975 season.
• The highest partnership acquired in the Wankhede stadium was 298 against Australia in the 1986/1987 season by RJ Shastri and DB Vengsarkar for India.
• The highest ODI total was 299/4 in Wankhede stadium against sri lanka by India in the 1986/87 season.
• The lowest ODI total was 155 all out in the Wankhede stadium by the Bangladesh in the 1998 season against India.
• The contractor of the Wankhede stadium is B.E. Billimoria and company.
• The Architect of the Wankhede stadium is Shashi Prabhu and Associates.