Thalassery Stadium

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Thalassery Stadium is located near the Thalassery Civil Station, Kerala state, South India.

Cricket was played in Thalassery much before it was introduced in Calcutta in 1860. Thalassery Stadium, also known as the Thalassery Municipal Cricket Ground, hosts the Ranji Trophy cricket matches every year. On this ground, the first ball was bowled in the early 19th century, thanks to Colonel Arthur Wellesley, who brought the game to this Malabar town. In 2002, Thalassery cricket ground celebrated its 200th birthday by hosting a one-day cricket match between India and Sri Lanka sides containing former Test players.

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Coordinates: 11°45′03″N 75°29′09″E / 11.7509°N 75.4857°E / 11.7509; 75.4857