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England in India 2016-17

Chennai's quest for normalcy

Dec 14, 2016: The stories of the people who worked against a cyclone to try and make the final Test of the series between India and England possible

Sidharth Monga in Chennai

England in India 2016-17

TNCA 'confident' of hosting fifth Test

Dec 13, 2016: The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has confirmed that cyclone Vardah, which swept through Chennai on Monday, did not unduly affect the pitch and outfield at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Chennai in danger of being cut as World T20 host

Nov 23, 2015: The ICC has made it clear to the BCCI that if Chennai is to be included as a host city for the World T20, all the MA Chidambaram Stadium's stands will need to be made available for ticket sales

Nagraj Gollapudi & Arun Venugopal

India news

Chennai still a chance to host World T20

Nov 19, 2015: The BCCI has confirmed it has not ruled out Chennai as a venue for the World T20 in India next year

Arun Venugopal

IPL 2015 news

Knight Riders to play Mumbai Indians in opener

Feb 11, 2015: Defending champion Kolkata Knight Riders will play Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2015 at the Eden Gardens on April 8.

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2015 news

Pune, Chennai set to be IPL 2015 venues

Feb 10, 2015: The Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune and the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai are set to return as venues in the Indian Premier League 2015

Amol Karhadkar

IPL 2014 news

No IPL matches in Chennai, final moved to Bangalore

May 10, 2014: Chennai will not host any of the five scheduled games during the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, due to a dispute with the municipal authorities over use of three stands

Amol Karhadkar

IPL 2014

Chennai may lose IPL games

May 9, 2014: An apex court bench hearing a dispute over the legality of constructing three new stands and a gymnasium at the MA Chidambaram stadium has asked the IPL authorities and Chennai municipal corporation to reconsider staging league matches.

Amol Karhadkar

India news

Madras High Court orders criminal case against TNCA

Aug 6, 2013: The Madras High Court has directed the Chennai Police to file a criminal case against the TNCA for allegedly suppressing facts to secure a stability certificate for the stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

Matches in India are often thwarted by inclement weather

When it rains, it pours

May 15, 2007: India's science and technology minister, Kapil Sibal, has come up with a constructive suggestion: urging the BCCI to prepare the team's itinerary based on the weather forecasts provided by the IMD

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India Blue v India Red, Challenger Series, final

Rain plays spoilsport at Chennai

Oct 4, 2006: Rahul Dravid, Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh all offered support to Virender Sehwag as the Blues raced to 210 for 4 in the 32nd over, before the showers began and the final of the Challenger series was eventually abandoned

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chennai

A cyclonic twist of events

Dec 1, 2005: As Cyclone Baaz lies pretty much stationary somewhere over the Bay of Bengal, so too do predictions on whether the India's first Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil in eight years will begin as per schedule

The Preview by Rahul Bhattacharya in Chennai

India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Chennai

If the sun deigns to shine ...

Nov 21, 2005: Undone by the slow and low pitch at Bangalore, Graeme Smith and South Africa arrived here [Chennai] intent on absorbing that lesson and teaching India a few of their own

Preview by Dileep Premachandran

England in India 2005-06

Itinerary saga takes another twist

Nov 21, 2005: On the surface it seems that the Indian board is strictly adhering to its rotation policy with regard to England's itenerary but deeper investigation reveals that something questionable has indeed occurred

Anand Vasu

India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Chennai

Rains threaten to wash out Chennai ODI

Nov 21, 2005: Rains lashing the Chennai city since the wee hours of November 21 threatened to wash off the third one-day match between India and South Africa slated to be held in Chennai on November 22


Sri Lanka tour of India, 2005-06

Chennai to hold 1st Test

Nov 9, 2005: The first match of the three-Test series between Sri Lanka and India will be held at Chennai from December 2 to 6

ESPNcricinfo staff

Madras or Chennai, it's been a result oriented venue

Mar 17, 2001: "The wicket will be in the best Chepauk traditions" said Ashok Kumbhat, secretary of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in a chat with CricInfo on Friday

Partab Ramchand

Chepauk ground to wear new look

Nov 4, 2000: The hallowed Chepauk ground will soon wear a new look

Partab Ramchand

Where history is made

Some of Indian cricket's most remarkable moments are associated with the Chennai stadium

Indian cricket's spiritual home

It was here that a Test was tied and the then-highest one-day score was made, but Chepauk is much more than just the sum of its records

Suresh Menon
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