Cricket can easily be called the most favoured sport in India. Nonetheless, there are fans of this game in other countries too. Spectators like visiting games of their favoured squads, so gigantic stadiums are built worldwide.
Here is a top list of foreign cricket stadiums.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (Melbourne, Australia)
Opened in 1853, the stadium can house over 90,000 viewers. Its first trial match was held back in 1877. At the start of the last century, it was the first stadium in Australia to get artificial lighting. During World War II, the stadium was used as a base for the United States Army.
There is always a cheerful vibe at this place. Visit the MCG once, and you will become a cricket fan for life!
Stormont (Belfast, Ireland)
It holds 6 000 viewers and is home to the Northern Ireland Civil Service Cricket Club, established in 1874.
Belfast is a city with plenty of sporting events to enjoy besides cricket. You may choose football or hockey games.
Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium (Jalalabad, Afghanistan)
The stadium was opened in 2011. It can have 14,000 viewers. Thanks to the climate, you can play cricket all year long. The city is now regarded as the cricketing capital of Afghanistan. The stadium is the platform for national team matches.
Kensington Oval (Bridgetown, Barbados)
This is the oldest cricket stadium in Barbados. It opened in 1882. They completely renovated it before the 2007 Cricket World Cup to meet international standards. Today, it can seat 28,000 fans.
Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore, Pakistan)
This is the home stadium of the Pakistan national team. It opened in 1959 and can house 62,000 spectators. In 1996, this stadium hosted the Cricket World Cup.
The Grange Club (Edinburgh, Scotland)
This is another example of a stadium in a marvellous city with a rich history and beautiful sights. Founded in 1832, the Grange Club can hold 4,000 spectators. It is the home stadium for the Scottish national team.
Galle International Stadium (Galle, Sri Lanka)
It was opened in 1876 and is one of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums. You can view the old Dutch fort and the ocean from the grandstands. In the beginning, it was a racetrack.
A significant part of the arena was destroyed in 2004 during the tsunami. It took three years to reconstruct the place. Nowadays, international tournaments are held again at the stadium, and 35,000 people can view them.
Newlands Cricket Ground (Cape Town, South Africa)
This is yet another gorgeous cricket ground. With the spotlights on, the view of the stadium from the mountains is exceptional. The Newlands Cricket Ground opened in 1888 and seats 25,000 fans.
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Salland Cricket Club Ground (Deventer, Netherlands)
Even though the Netherlands is more famous for its football, cricket has been played here since 1875. The 15,000-seat Salland Cricket Ground was built in 1975. The Salland Cricket Club Ground has two cricket grounds.