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The only way to always stay alive is by your name...
And that's why, rich and famous people often get involve into something which is much longer living that them, and try to make others remember them forever.
Lord Brabourne must have thought something similar when he made this cricket stadium and called it Brabourne stadium, which is also now known as CCI - Cricket Club of India. Built in 1937, on a piece of land reclamied from the sea, Brabourne stadium saw 17 test matches as Mumbai's premier cricket host but then the problems between CCI and Bombay cricket association resulted in another cricket stadium called Wankhede.
The biggest advantage with Wankhede over Brabourne was its Capacity. It could adjust more than 45,000 spectators and also had the green signal from cricket controlling officials... Result - No test match for Brabourne stadium since February 1973 and no ODI since November 1995. But come October 2006, when ICC Champions trophy will be played in India, brabourne has been selected as one of the host and after a long time, Brabourne will see a festival which it was build for, not just practice matches for touring teams, Domestic matches and Music concerts like that of "Rolling stones" in April 2003.
On May 2001, Brabourne became the first ever test match stadium in India to have an "imported pitch"
Location - How to reach to Brabourne stadium is not much of a problem as you just get to Chruchgate Railway station in South Mumbai, and ask for it. Brabourne Stadium is just few hundered meters North of Wankhede stadium.
Cricket is still a game which is heavily effected by rain. So it's always better check out the weather forecast for the city in which you are going to by your ticket for an International cricket match such as ICC champions Trophy. Check this out.