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Meet Wankhede's North Stand Gang

Mar 31, 2017: The spectator experience in Indian stadiums can often be unpleasant. One group of fans from Mumbai wants to change that, one chant at a time

Snehal Pradhan

IPL 2016 news

Bombay High Court questions hosting IPL matches in drought-hit state

Apr 6, 2016: The Bombay High Court has sought an explanation from the BCCI and the three state associations in Maharashtra on why water should be "wasted" for IPL 2016 matches when the state is facing one of its worst-ever droughts

Raunak Kapoor

IPL 2014

Confusion prevails over IPL qualifier venue

May 7, 2014: There is confusion over the venue for the second qualifier of the IPL playoffs, with a likelihood that the match could be shifted to the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from the Wankhede Stadium

Nagraj Gollapudi

India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai

India's worst batting venue

Nov 12, 2013: The Wankhede Stadium has been India's most result-oriented Test venue, but in the last 13 years it hasn't been kind to the home batsmen

S Rajesh

India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai

Ticket sales fiasco leaves fans in lurch

Nov 11, 2013: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to sell tickets to Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test exclusively online and not on the ground which has left a lot of fans disappointed

Nagraj Gollapudi and Amol Karhadkar

India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai

Mumbai curator won't be swayed by Tendulkar emotion

Nov 11, 2013: Sudhir Naik, the Wankhede stadium curator, wants Sachin Tendulkar to score a century in his final Test but made it clear he would not get any favours as far as the pitch was concerned

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

Mumbai v Bangalore, IPL 2013, Mumbai

Kohli lays into 'hateful' Mumbai crowd

Apr 28, 2013: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has expressed disbelief at "the hatred towards the opposition" in Mumbai that, he said, he finds prevalent during the IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 3rd day

A mortuary table for bowlers, and for Test cricket

Nov 24, 2011: Why is it that pitches that produce three-day results are scrutinised but ones that lead to dull draws are not?

S Aga

West Indies in India 2011-12

Mumbai to cut ticket prices for Test

Nov 7, 2011: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to slash ticket prices for the third Test between India and West Indies to try and get larger crowds at the Wankhede Stadium

Nagraj Gollapudi

World Cup 2011

Wankhede Stadium gets fire-safety approval

Feb 22, 2011: The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the venue for the World Cup final, has been given an all clear by the city's Fire Brigade to stage matches during the tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2011

Fans left without tickets as website crashes

Feb 21, 2011: The website entrusted with handling online sales for World Cup tickets crashed within five minutes of starting sales for the semi-finals and finals

Sharda Ugra

World Cup 2011

The Wankhede enters the 21st century

Feb 20, 2011: There are a few rough edges that need smoothening out, but all in all the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been transformed from a concrete monstrosity into a ground worthy of hosting a World Cup final

Tariq Engineer

World Cup 2011

Only 4000 tickets to be sold for World Cup final

Feb 20, 2011: Ratnakar Shetty, the World Cup's tournament director, has said that only 4,000 tickets for the World Cup final will be available to the general public due to commitments to give tickets to the ICC and the MCA's member clubs

Tariq Engineer

World Cup 2011

Wankhede yet to be okayed by fire officials

Feb 18, 2011: The Mumbai fire brigade department has asked the Wankhede Stadium to undertake measures to improve its fire safety mechanism as it is currently not in compliance with fire safety norms

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC World Cup 2011

Lorgat defends World Cup stadium preparations

Jan 15, 2011: World Cup preparations at several stadiums are still running behind schedule, but the ICC chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, remains confident there will be no last-minute dash to complete the work

Brydon Coverdale

ICC World Cup 2011

ICC report slams Eden Gardens, Wankhede renovations

Dec 17, 2010: An ICC inspection team has raised serious concerns over the preparedness of Eden Gardens and the Wankhede Stadium for next year's World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

India domestic news

Refurbished Wankhede to host Ranji match

Aug 29, 2010: The refurbished Wankhede Stadium will host its first Ranji Trophy match in November between defending champions Mumbai and Assam

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2010-11

Wankhede dropped as venue for New Zealand Test

Jun 27, 2010: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium has been dropped as the venue for the third Test between India and New Zealand from November 20-24 due to the ongoing renovation work at the stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

2011 World Cup

Wankhede may miss World Cup deadline

Jan 13, 2010: The renovation and modernisation work at the Wankhede Stadium has run into a legal wrangle, which could make the venue miss the deadline for the 2001 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Indian Premier League

DY Patil Stadium to host IPL final

May 14, 2008: Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium has been confirmed as the venue of the final of the IPL on June 1

ESPNcricinfo staff
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