5 Best Cricket Venues

5 Best Cricket Venues

By Allysa19 | cricket guide | 22 Apr 2020

With the massive recognition of cricket all over the world, several countries have built big stadiums intended for cricket matches/tournaments.

Here are the 5 best venues in cricket news today: 

  • Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground is located in London, United Kingdom that has a capacity of 28,000. The venue was named after its owner, Thomas Lord. 

However, this venue is already the third upon the first establishment. The original site is now Dorset Square, a garden square located in Marylebone, London. Many people regarded the place as Lord’s Old Ground today. 

Afterwards, he relocated where Regent’s Canal stands today. Thomas Lord operated Lord’s Middle Ground, its old name, from 1811 until 1813. 

  • MCG

Melbourne Cricket Ground, mostly known as MCG or The G, is located in Melbourne Australia with 96,000 seat capacity. It was built in 1853 and managed by Melbourne Cricket Club. 

Some of the teams playing here are Victoria, Melbourne Stars and Australia cricket teams. 

The stadium is considered as one of the largest stadiums in the world. Its redevelopment in 1992 for the southern stand cost around $150,000,000 while a total of $460,000,000 was spent for the 2006 northern stand redevelopment. 

Several international tournaments have been held here including 1956 Summer Olympics, 2006 Commonwealth Games and 1992 and 2015 Cricket World Cups. 

  • Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens is located in Kolkata India and has a seating capacity of 66,000, who can also participate in the cricket match odds online. Owned by Indian Army, the stadium was built in 1864 and is currently operated by the Cricket Association of Bengal. 

The Indian national cricket team, Bengal cricket team and Kolkata Knight Riders are the teams that mostly use the venue. 

This stadium is also considered as one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India. Eden Gardens are called as “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” by Indians. 

Upon its establishment, many competitions took place here including the World Cup, Asia Cup and World T20. 

  • Newlands

Newlands Cricket Ground is located in Cape Town, South Africa with a seating capacity of 25,000. It was established in 1888 and owned by Western Province Cricket Association.

Some of the teams playing here are Western Province Cricket Club, South Africa national cricket team and Cape Cobras.

Many Test, ODI and T20I matches have been held here. This cricket ground is also known as one of the most beautiful venues across the globe. 

In 2019, the Western Province Cricket Association established a partnership with Sanlam for a new-office block development in the stadium. 

  • The Oval 

The Oval is also a cricket ground located in London, United Kingdom. It has a seating capacity of 23,500 and was built in 1845. 

The land is owned by Duchy of Cornwall and operated by Surrey County Cricket Club. 

Aside from cricket competitions, the venue was also used for football matches including the 1872, 1874 and 1892 FA Cup Final.

These venues are mostly what you see when you place your bet on the cricket match odds of a team. 

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