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Most Iconic Cricket Grounds in the World

Most Iconic Cricket Grounds in the World

01. Lords

Location: London, England

Capacity: 31,100

Establishment: 1814

The number one on our list of best cricket stadiums is no other than Home of Cricket, The Lords. It’s the oldest cricket stadium in the world.

02. Melbourne Cricket Ground

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Capacity: 1,00,024

Establishment: 1853

Australian National Heritage listed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the sports stadium locally known as “The G.” The G is the second biggest cricket stadium globally and the eleventh largest sports stadium globally.

03. The Oval

Location: London, England

Capacity: 27,500

Establishment: 1845

The Oval has been home to Surrey County Cricket Club. However, it is also the ground where England’s test history all began. In 1980, it became the first stadium of England to host international test cricket matches.

04. Newlands

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Capacity: 25,000

Establishment: 1888

Newlands, home of Western Province Cricket, has been described by many, together with the Adelaide Oval in Australia, as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the World. Nestled behind and at the foot of Table Mountain, it is one of the most picturesque places in the world to watch cricket.

05.Galle International Stadium

Location: Galle, Sri Lanka

Capacity: 35,000

Establishment: 1876

With the Indian ocean visible on two sides of the ground and the famous clocktower of the 16th-century Dutch fort towering above, Galle international stadium was one of the most scenic venues in the world, until it was devastated – along with the entire Southern coast of Sri Lanka – by the terrible tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004.

~ Written by: Rtr. Sewwandi Rexmi | Featured image designed by: Rtr. Hashan Koonara ~

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