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Kanika Nevatia Jan 13 2015

Which are the ICC World Cup 2015 venues?

Etti Bali Jan 13 2015
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Here’s a sneak peek at the ICC World Cup 2015 venues in Australia and New Zealand. Come together for the most-awaited cricket event of the year and brush up on your knowledge of this paradise down south!


Flaunting pristine beaches, sunny weather and natural bushlands, the city of Perth is a treat for travellers! The cricket stadium at Perth--Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground has one of the quickest and bounciest pitches in the world.

Tinge of Tangerines! (by Richard Giles)


Known for its vibrant city life, shopping venues and tropical sunshine, Brisbane City is a melting pot of cultures and colourful landscapes. The Gabba is the sporting stadium where cricket matches are played between October and March.

An aerial view of the city with The Gabba (from the official ICC website)


Steeped in history, the Sydney Cricket Ground is also regarded as the city’s architectural treasure. Sydney is the world’s largest natural harbour and enjoys a Mediterranean-like weather all-year-round! Plan a trip to Sydney for a truly cosmopolitan vacation.

The vibrant cityscape as viewed from the harbour (from the official ICC website)


Gorgeous Victorian and Georgian architecture welcomes you to the picturesque city of Hobart! Pull out your warm clothes as this place has an unusually cold climate. Bellerive Oval is the sporting stadium in the city and is primarily used for cricket and football.

And that calls for the Third Umpire! (from the official ICC website)


Capturing the essence of Australia’s history, culture and ever-evolving lifestyle--Canberra is seat of the Federal Government and also the capital of Australia. The Manuka Oval Stadium is a picturesque stadium where many cricket and other sporting events are held.

Up, up and away in a hot air balloon! (from the official ICC website)


Also known as Australia’s “Wine Capital”, the city of Adelaide is home to the world famous cricket venue, Oval. The sacred stadium has a rich sporting history and genteel heritage. The erstwhile British colony is famous for its remarkable colonial stone architecture, urban and natural open spaces and gardens.

The Oval as viewed from above (from the official ICC website)


A bubbling hub of cultures, sports, lifestyle and dining--Melbourne presents a beautiful juxtaposition of natural and urban images! The city is also home to one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world--the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Beautiful evening at the city centre (by Alan Lam)

Know and explore more with these interesting facts about Australia! Moving on with the list of ICC World Cup 2015 venues, here’s a lowdown on cities in New Zealand that will be hosting some of the most exciting matches this year!


Amazing food and wine, buzzing nightlife, exciting shopping venues and breathtaking beaches--Auckland has something for everyone! Ranked one of the top sports cities in the world, the Auckland region is one big playfield. It is home to the Eden Park--New Zealand’s largest stadium.

Dusk at the harbour (from the official ICC website)


Honoured with the title of “coolest little capital”, Wellington presents an eclectic mix of natural and urban landscapes. The Wellington Stadium is located in the heart of the city, at a walking distance from the waterfront. Plan a holiday to Wellington to experience the wonders of nature and rich native culture!

The Stadium and the iconic Waterfront (from the official ICC website)


Situated along the banks of Waikato River, the inland city of Hamilton is a lively mix of welcoming hospitality and rich history. The Seddon Cricket Ground is famous for its “village green” setting and open spaces for picnics.

The 4th largest cricket ground in New Zealand (by Kieran Connellan)


Napier in Hawke’s Bay is often referred to as the “food bowl” of New Zealand, thanks to a plethora of wineries, farmers’ markets and artisan food producers. Dotted with boulevards and promenades, the city appeals to all kinds of visitors. The McLean Park is used for cricket and football matches.

McGruer’s Napier (by Eric)


One of the oldest cities in South Island, Nelson has a rich natural and geographical diversity. With its golden beaches, native forests, vineyards and mountains, the city of Nelson sings a Bohemian rhapsody of wondrous landscapes. The Saxton Oval hosts a number of sporting events, including cricket, softball, football and hockey.

(by Markus Koljonen (Dilaudid))


An erstwhile Scottish settlement, a visit to Dunedin feels like a journey back in time! The city is a collector’s paradise with its beautiful art galleries. It is also home to the University Oval which is located close to the iconic university grounds.

The University at Dunedin (from the official ICC website)


The second-largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch is nestled between the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean. The city is a cultural and entertainment hub, with many sporting events taking place all year round! The Hagley Oval is the city’s cricket ground and has been hosting matches for 150 years! Plan a trip to Christchurch to soak in some history and culture this place.

Hagley Oval (from the official Facebook page)

There’s a subliminal din the air, a cheer is already building into a roar and all calendars have been marked for the international cricket world cup. With this handy guide of ICC World Cup 2015 venues, you now know how to plan a vacation to experience the thrills live! With more than one reasons to visit New Zealand and Australia, you are sure to have a good time.
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