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Top 8 Most Iconic Cricket Grounds


Cricket  •  17 Aug, 2023  •  3,411 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Cricket isn't just a game; it's an emotion that unites billions across the globe. The beauty and excitement of cricket are magnified when played in its iconic stadiums. These arenas have hosted unforgettable matches, seen incredible performances, and have stories that have become legends. Let’s embark on a journey to the eight most iconic cricket grounds around the world.

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Lord’s (London, England)

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The "Home of Cricket", Lord’s, holds a special place in every cricket lover's heart. Established in 1814, this ground has witnessed many historic matches. The slope of the pitch here offers a unique challenge to players, and the Honours Board celebrates those who've excelled with bat and ball. Its iconic media centre, resembling a spaceship, stands in stark contrast to the traditional architecture, encapsulating cricket’s journey through time.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne, Australia)

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With a seating capacity of over 100,000, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is one of the world’s largest and most iconic sports stadiums. It's not just the size but the rich history, including hosting the first-ever Test match in 1877, that makes MCG truly special. The ground also plays host to the Boxing Day Test, an annual event that draws cricket enthusiasts from around the globe. Furthermore, its lights, when lit up for night matches, offer a majestic sight against Melbourne’s skyline.

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Eden Gardens (Kolkata, India)

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Known as India’s answer to the Colosseum, Eden Gardens in Kolkata is one of the most passionate and vocal cricketing arenas. Established in 1864, it can house more than 66,000 spectators. The roar of the crowd here is unparalleled, and its electric atmosphere can give anyone goosebumps, making it a favourite for both players and fans. Many cricketers dream of a standout performance at Eden Gardens, given its reputation and significance in cricketing world.

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