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MCG to host internationals for next decade

Nov 25, 2008: The MCG will host every international match scheduled in Melbourne until 2019 under the terms of a new agreement between Cricket Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club

ESPNcricinfo staff

Plays of the day

A grand total, and a pitch glitch

Dec 29, 2007: The Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and India at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

The MCG's hundredth Test

A superb but controversial century

Dec 24, 2007: There will be no streamers or candles at the MCG on Boxing Day, but it is another grand occasion for the ground as it hosts its 100th Test

Peter English

Telstra Dome pushes to host more games

MCG faces battle to keep international cricket

Aug 24, 2007: The chief executive of Melbourne's second-largest stadium wants to poach international cricket from the MCG and has not ruled out bidding for the Boxing Day Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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