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Here are some of the most historic and famous cricket destinations around the world. Photo: canva

Five famous cricket destinations to visit around the world

Love cricket? Here are five famous destinations known for hosting historic matches, iconic stadiums and their great cricketing atmospheres…

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Here are some of the most historic and famous cricket destinations around the world. Photo: canva

With cricket being one of the world’s most popular sports, especially now with the 2023 Cricket World Cup in full swing, fans of the game and travellers alike may be wondering where the famous cricket destinations and their stadiums might be.

We’ve got you covered…

Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England

Often referred to as the “Home of Cricket,” Lord’s is one of the oldest and most prestigious grounds in the world. It has a rich history and has hosted numerous historic matches, including Test matches and finals of major tournaments.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Australia

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Aerial view of Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Image: canva

One of the largest and most iconic stadiums globally, the MCG has a capacity of over 100 000 spectators and has hosted a number of Ashes Tests and World Cup finals, making it a super historic venue.

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Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Known for its electrifying atmosphere, Wankhede Stadium is a prominent venue in India, the current host nation of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. It gained international fame for previously hosting the 2011 World Cup final, where India emerged victorious.

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Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town’s very own Newlands is one of the most scenic grounds in the world, with Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop. It’s a significant venue for Test matches and ODIs and has witnessed many historic moments in South African cricket.

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Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle is known for its picturesque setting along the Sri Lankan coast. The stadium has hosted several memorable Test matches and is renowned for its unique location and atmosphere. A traveller’s delight.