WANKHEDE STADIUM

  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's gut-wrenching farewell speech November 16, 2014

    Vacations, family time, social work, buying football and tennis teams and writing autobiography kept India's most celebrated cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, in the news since he hung his bat exactly a year ago on November 16. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw curtains coming down on...
  • Probe ordered into security lapse at Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Saturday ordered an inquiry into major security lapse during the swearing-in of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Wankhede Stadium on October 31. A man named Anil Mishra had allegedly breached the security of the Prime Minister and shared the...
  • Nervous Sachin Tendulkar didn't watch 2011 World Cup winning moment November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: India's retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said at the release of his autobiography on Wednesday that he did not witness live what he considers the proudest moment of his life - winning the Cricket World Cup in 2011. Tendulkar said he was superstitious at the Wankhede Stadium during the final...
  • Election Cartoons: As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony October 31, 2014

    As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Industry hopes new Maharashtra government will fast-track infra projects October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks. Devendra Fadnavis, 44, a four-term MLA from Nagpur, will...
  • Mumbai: Over 2,500 policemen to be deployed during Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground. The stadium, which will host the first open air oath taking ceremony, has been declared...
  • Sharad Pawar's MCA gives Wankhede Stadium for free for Maharashtra oath taking October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31. 44-year-old Devendra Fadnavis, who was elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, will take oath of office along with few others...
  • PreityNess case: Four new witnesses support Wadia September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Four new witnesses called by industrialist Ness Wadia in connection with allegations levelled against him by actress Preity Zinta informed the Mumbai police that everything was "normal" between the two celebrities May 30 during a cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium. These witnesses are Nicholas Chen, Saumitra Srivastava, Rustom Lawyer...
  • Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who has accused industrialist Ness Wadia of molestation, has said her former boyfriend had thrown burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede Stadium after which she filed a police complaint. "Ness's behaviour towards me...
  • Preity Zinta gives photos of bruised hand to police to back assault claim July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has submitted four photographs to Mumbai Police showing bruises on her hand to back her claim of criminal assault against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia even as the industrialist shared with investigators the contact details of witnesses he wants examined, police said on Wednesday. "These four...
  • Ness Wadia writes to police, claims Preity's allegations false July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Preity Zinta's former boyfriend Ness Wadia on Wednesday broke his silence on the alleged molestation case filed by the actress against him. Wadia wrote a letter to Mumbai Police and provided a list of persons who were present at Kings XI vs CSK match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on...
  • Wadia group prepares a list of 30 witnesses against Preity Zinta July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After Preity Zinta and her mother recently met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Wadia group has prepared a list of almost 30 witnesses to be handed over to police for investigation into the molestation case filed by the actress against Ness Wadia. Maria said that once the police records...
  • Preity Zinta names Ness Wadia's friends, staff, a foreign national as witnesses June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta was at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium on Tuesday evening as the police recorded her supplementary statement in the case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. According to the police, Preity has named 14 witnesses, whose statements will also be recorded soon. The actress identified three places where...
  • Mumbai Police records Preity Zinta's statement, she names 14 witnesses June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has recorded the statement of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta on Tuesday and said that she has named 14 witnesses in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend and IPL team Kings XVI Punjab coowner Ness Wadia. The statement was recorded at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The...
  • Mumbai: Preity reaches Wankhede stadium, police records her statement June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress and IPL team Kings XVI Punjab coowner Preity Zinta reached Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to record her supplementary statement in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, returned on Sunday and has avoided the media so far. According...
  • Preity wants to record statement at home, Mumbai Police at Wankhede Stadium June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police wants to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on her complaint of abuse against exboyfriend Ness Wadia at the Wankhede Stadium where the alleged incident took place. But sources say that Preity is keen to record her statement at home. Ness Wadia can be called for questioning only...
  • Mumbai Police likely to record Preity Zinta's statement today June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police is likely to record actress Preity Zinta's statement on Tuesday in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, came back to the country on Sunday and has avoided the media so far. Preity has accused Ness...
  • Molestation case: Police may record Preity's statement on Tuesday June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The statement of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who has accused her exboyfriend industrialist Ness Wadia of outraging her modesty, is likely to be recorded on Tuesday inside Wankhede Stadium, police said on Monday. "We may record the statement of the actress on Tuesday at Wankhede Stadium where the incident took...
  • Preity ZintaNess Wadia case: Police ask BCCI for spectators' list June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police, probing the case of alleged misbehaviour filed by actress Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, has asked the BCCI to provide a list of spectators at the Garware Pavilion in Wankhede Stadium and details of seating arrangement among others at the time of the...
  • Ness Wadia grabbed Preity Zinta's hand and abused her in public, say sources June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: After actress Preity Zinta filed a molestation case against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, more shocking details are emerging in the case. Sources close to Preity have told CNNIBN that Wadia grabbed her hand and abused her in public on May 30 during the IPL match between Kings XI...
  • Ness Wadia shocked as Preity Zinta files molestation case against him June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta has filed a molestation case against her exboyfriend Ness Wadia. The actress filed the complaint on Friday and the police has registered a case under Section 354 of the IPC. Shocked at the complaint, Ness issued a statement saying, "I am shocked at the complaint and...
  • IPL 7 final to stay in Bangalore despite MCA plea May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association's promise to comply with all the conditions notwithstanding, the Indian Premier League's Governing Council has decided that the June 1 final of the T20 tournament would be held in Bangalore as announced earlier. "The GC had a conference call last night and after a lot of deliberation...
  • MCA in a fix over Shah Rukh Khan's entry to Wankhede Stadium May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) finds itself in a catch22 situation as it may have to allow Kolkata Knight Riders' coowner Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede stadium if it wants to host the IPL final on June 1. One of the conditions put forth by Indian Premier League Chairman Ranjib...
  • MCA officials return IPL7 accreditations annoyed at shifting of final May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Miffed at the sudden decision of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council to snatch away the final of the cashrich Twenty20 league, the officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association handed over their IPL accreditations to the organisers on Sunday. "We have handed over all our IPL accreditations. The office bearers...
  • BCCI shifts IPL 2014 final from Mumbai to Bangalore May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Cricket Association on Saturday got a jolt as the IPL Governing Council decided to shift the final of the highprofile event on June 1 from Wankhede Stadium to Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium. Although the BCCI press release did not specify the reason for shifting the final, a top...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs RCB, IPL 7, Match 27 May 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their newfound momentum, but it won't easy as they face a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 27 of...
  • IPL 7: RCB out to breach Mumbai's Wankhede fortress May 6, 2014

    Back to winning ways, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to exploit the home advantage once again to carry forward their newfound momentum, but it won't easy as they face a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 27 of IPL 7 on Tuesday. Mumbai won their last game against the inform...
  • IPL: SRK okay with staying away from Wankhede stadium February 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan says he is happy watching matches at his home and staying away from the Wankhede Stadium in the wake of Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) fiveyear ban on the Kolkata Knight Riders owner. Khan is banned for five years from entering the MCA premises, including the Wankhede...
  • Decision to honour Sachin with Bharat Ratna taken in 24 hours, reveals RTI February 3, 2014

    The process of conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was initiated on the first day of his farewell 200th cricket Test on November 14, 2013 and the announcement made two days later, according to an RTI reply. A message was sent to Sports Ministry...
  • Ranji Trophy quarters: Maharashtra fight back on Day 3 against Mumbai January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra fought their way back in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Mumbai in brilliant fashion by bundling out the defending champions for a meagre 129 in second innings on a dramatic third day of the fiveday match on Friday. Maharashtra were all out for 280 in their first innings in...