Largest Cricket Stadiums of 10 Cricketing Nations
These cricket grounds are the add to the prestige of the country in which they are situated.
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1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG): Melbourne, Australia
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This famous stadium is amongst the top 10 stadiums who have the highest seating capacity. This stadium is formally called “MCG” it is the largest cricket stadium in Australia and Australian football is also played in this stadium. It has also been the venue for the 1956 summer Olympics.
2. Lord’s Cricket Ground: London, England
This cricketing venue has been one the best cricketing grounds in the world. This stadium has got a seating capacity of over 30,000 people. It is the most popular cricket ground in London after the oval.
3. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead: Durban, South Africa
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This stadium has got a seating capacity of over 25,000. This stadium was one out of the three venue for the 2007 20-20 world cup which was held in South Africa. History was made on this ground when Yuvraj Singh had scored 6 sixes in 6 balls which were bowled by Stuart Broad during the 2007 20-20 world cup.
4. Lancaster Park: Christchurch, New Zealand
This is a very large stadium and is a sure contender to host a few matches whenever there is a cricket series between New Zealand any other cricketing nation. It has got a huge seating capacity of 41,500 people.
5. Sabina Park: Kingston, Jamaica
This cricket stadium which is situated in the capital city of Jamaica holds a capacity of 16,000. It is amongst the best cricket grounds of West Indies. This stadium will also hold the National Jamaican Football Team.
6. Eden Gardens: Kolkata, India
This very famous stadium holds the record for being the second largest stadium by seating capacity as it holds a seating capacity of 90,000 people. It is also home to the game of soccer which is played in the state of West Bengal.
7. Bangabandhu National Stadium: Dhaka, Bangladesh
It is the most popular and the most popular cricket stadium of Bangladesh. It has got a seating capacity of 36,000 people. It is usually a venue for a few cricket matches whenever there is a cricket series between Bangladesh and any other nation.
8. Gaddafi Stadium: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
It is one of the most important cricket stadium in Pakistan. it holds a very huge capacity of approximately 62,500 people. When the stadium was built it was named as “Lahore Stadium” but later the name was changed to “Gaddafi Stadium”
9. Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium: Colombo, Srilanka
This stadium is formally known as R. Premadasa Stadium. It has a seating capacity of 35,000 people. it is considered to be one of the major venues for the Srilankan cricket team.
10. Harare Sports Club: Harare, Zimbabwe
This stadium is situated in the capital city of Zimbabwe and it previously its name was “Salisbury Sports Club”. It is now considered as one of the most important stadiums in Zimbabwe for playing cricket.
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