Wednesday, December 12, 2007

India's Tour of Australia 2007-08: Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Australia vs India 1st Test: Live Updates

India will leave for Australia to play a four match Test series followed by a triangular ODI series with host Australia and Sri Lanka. This match will start at the end of this year. The first of the fourth match Test series will start on Dec 26, 2007. Both India and Australia will face each other in their first Test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground. So, fans of both teams are now excited to know about this venue. That is why I have collected some information about Melbourne Cricket Ground that will help you to know about its untold richest and wide history.

Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of Australia’s biggest stadiums with a capacity of just 100,000 including standing room. It is shortly called MCG. This venue established in 1854. For over than hundred years, it has been hosted to many of the country’s biggest cricket, Australian Rules football matches and many other significant sporting contests besides. It holds the record for the highest light towers at any sporting venue. It is remembered as the centerpiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympic and the 2006 Commonwealth games. The MCG is very heavily utilized. There are more than 90 days of cricket and football each year and more than 3.5 million people come here to see sports annually. The MCG often referred to by local as ‘The G’. Punt Road Oval, home of Richmond Football Club is located only a few hundred metres to the east of the stadium. It is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It was announced by Australian Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, that the MCG would be added to the Australian Heritage Register during the lunch break at the 2005 Boxing Day. It possessed a capacity of around 125,000 in the prior to a series of development in the 1980s and 1919s. The first international match was held at the MCG between New South Wales and Victoria on 26 and 27 March 1856. The first test match between Australia and England began on 15 March 1877, with Australian batsman Charles Bannerman scoring the first century in test cricket in Australia's first innings. Australian batting great Sir Don Bradman’s record at the MCG is an average of 128 runs in 17 innings including 9 centuries in 11 Test matches. Australian Rules football was held here where Tom Wills was the captain of both Victorian cricket and Melbourne Football Club captain in the mid-nineteenth century when he was at the age of 24. The MCG stadium has all type of modern facilities. The good news is that it has more spectators’ carrying capacity. So, you can see the India vs Australia Test match going on stadium. And I hope price of the ticket should be bearable for any class people.

However, dear fans the MCG cricket venue has rich history so’ it doesn’t possible to finish in a day. However, I have tried my best to give you some information news. I will be happy if you are benefited to read this article.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fucking Australia is the cheapest time ever you will see. Britt Lee is crying for Kumble Wicket, even Kumble was not out, Britt Lee cried to get the wicket. When it comes to other than Australia how the umpires are changing in Australia, Fucking ICC is doing a races and does not care about this races. Yuvaraj Singh is not out and it was very clear, Still the Fucking Umpire gave a Out, How it's not happening for Australia, they are very clear on Umpiring.

They should abadon the teams like australia, Probably the NZ Umpire is making some money giving improper decisions again India