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An old friend returns home

Dec 29, 2006: For three years the Melbourne Cricket Club's library collection was packed up in boxes waiting for its new home on the third level of the members' area

Peter English

Ground evacuated during blaze

Fire damages the MCG

Aug 30, 2006: A fire believed to have been caused by workers' welding torches has caused an estimated Aus$50 000 damage to the Melbourne Cricket Ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victorian tribunal rules men have been disadvantaged

MCC loses discrimination case

Feb 8, 2006: The Melbourne Cricket Club is under pressure to amend its rules after a Victorian tribunal found that it had been discriminating against men

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

The MCG's makeover

Dec 27, 2005: Peter English on the changes being made to the MCG

Peter English at the MCG

Australia's highest heritage honour

Heritage listing for Melbourne Cricket Ground

Dec 26, 2005: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has been included on the National Heritage List, Australia's highest heritage honour

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa tour of Australia, 2005-06

MCG administrators to woo female fans

Dec 8, 2005: In a move targeted at wooing female fans, Cricket Australia has declared that a day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne is to be dedicated to women

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian international season 2005-06

Twenty20 jams into packed summer

May 20, 2005: South Africa will play the first Twenty20 international match in Australia as part of their three-Test tour in 2005-06

ESPNcricinfo staff

Seven-year contract may lead to loss of revenue

MCG considers legal action over TV deal

May 11, 2005: The Melbourne Cricket Club could take legal action over the new TV deal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Pakistan, 1st final, VB Series, Melbourne

Symonds and Lee put Australia one-up

Feb 4, 2005: Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath devastated Pakistan's top order after Andrew Symonds corrected an early batting wobble as Australia took a 1-0 lead in the VB Series at the MCG

The Bulletin by Peter English

Pakistan in Australia 2004-05

MCG ready for showpiece occasion

Dec 23, 2004: After much doubt over its state of preparedness, the MCG is finally ready to host the Boxing Day Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Pakistan 2004-05

MCG could lose Boxing Day Test

Nov 9, 2004: The Telstra Dome is on standby to host the Boxing Day Test after fears the MCG will not be ready following heavy rain that has delayed its reconstruction

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian cricket

MCG could lose traditional one-day final

Aug 19, 2004: The MCG could lose out on its annual one-day international if a South Australian proposal is approved by Cricket Australia

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Media Release

Match Referee investigating Melbourne Test pitch maintenance

Dec 30, 2003: The International Cricket Council Match Referee at the 3-sponsored Test match in Melbourne between Australia and India is investigating maintenance to the pitch before play on day five.

Cricket Australia/Cricket Victoria/Melbourne Cricket Club

Steve Waugh on the MCG

Memories of Melbourne

Dec 24, 2003: The new book Ground Rules contains in-depth chapters on the great cricket grounds of the world

No lack of memories as the MCG turns 150

Sep 24, 2003: It is a measure of the hold it has on the sporting psyche of the people of Melbourne that yesterday's 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Ground evoked so many personal memories of Test cricket's first venue

Lynn McConnell

Boxing Day in Melbourne (part 2)

Dec 28, 2002: Boxing Day Test cricket in Melbourne has become part of Australia's sporting calendar, almost like Melbourne Cup day on the first Tuesday in November

David Wiseman

300 ejections but crowd praised

Dec 15, 2002: MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Police ejected 300 fans from today's day-night tri-series cricket match between Australia and England at the MCG.

Adam Cooper

MCG's poor crowd record puts one-day matches under threat

Dec 11, 2002: MELBOURNE - The Melbourne Cricket Ground is rated as one of the world'sworst three venues for crowd trouble and this shameful standing hasjeopardised future one-day matches there.

Adam Cooper and Brent Read

MCG one-dayers in doubt

Dec 11, 2002: MELBOURNE - The Australian Cricket Board said the MCG's future as aone-day cricket venue was in jeopardy because of crowd trouble.

AAP

Bracks government secures MCG redevelopment

Jun 6, 2002: The Bracks Government has stepped in to secure the MCG redevelopment in time for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, following the Howard Government's decision to withdraw its promised $90 million contribution.

Premier of Victoria
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