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Last Updated : May 17, 2019 08:33 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

ICC World Cup: Revisiting the coliseums that have witnessed history

These iconic stadiums have hosted the finals of the cricket World Cup.

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Lord's Cricket Ground, London (Finals: 1975,1979,1983,1999)| Established: 1814 | Capacity: 30,000 | Fact: The ground, privately owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is home to the ECB  and from 1909 to 2005, was the home of the International Cricket Council (ICC). (Image: Reuters)
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Lord's Cricket Ground, London (Finals: 1975,1979,1983,1999)| Established: 1814 | Capacity: 30,000 | Fact: The ground, privately owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is home to the ECB and from 1909 to 2005, was the home of the International Cricket Council (ICC). (Image: Reuters)

Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Final:1987) | Established: 1864 | Capacity: 66,000 | Fact: Eden Gardens became the first stadium outside Lord's to host a World Cup final when the final of the 1987 World Cup was played there. (Image: Reuters)
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Final:1987) | Established: 1864 | Capacity: 66,000 | Fact: Eden Gardens became the first stadium outside Lord's to host a World Cup final when the final of the 1987 World Cup was played there. (Image: Reuters)

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (Finals: 1992, 2015) | Established: 1853 |Capacity: 90,000 | Fact: The Melbourne Cricket Ground has also hosted the opening ceremony of the 1956 Summer Olympics. (Image: Reuters)
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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (Finals: 1992, 2015) | Established: 1853 |Capacity: 90,000 | Fact: The Melbourne Cricket Ground has also hosted the opening ceremony of the 1956 Summer Olympics. (Image: Reuters)

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Final: 1996) | Established: 1959 | Capacity: 27,000 | Fact:  The ground is designed by famous architect Nayyar Ali Dada, who modelled it on the Mughal School of red hand-laid brickwork and arches. (Image: Reuters)
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Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (Final: 1996) | Established: 1959 | Capacity: 27,000 | Fact:  The ground is designed by famous architect Nayyar Ali Dada, who modelled it on the Mughal School of red hand-laid brickwork and arches. (Image: Reuters)

Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Johannesburg (Final: 2003) | Established: 1956 | Capacity: 28,000 | Fact: In October 2003, a fire charred the entire clubhouse of the ground. The fire left very little behind. Among the memorabilia gutted was the bat with which Graeme Pollock scored 274 against Australia in 1966-67. (Image: Reuters)
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Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Johannesburg (Final: 2003) | Established: 1956 | Capacity: 28,000 | Fact: In October 2003, a fire charred the entire clubhouse of the ground. The fire left very little behind. Among the memorabilia gutted was the bat with which Graeme Pollock scored 274 against Australia in 1966-67. (Image: Reuters)

Kensington Oval Barbados (Finals: 2007) | (Image: Reuters)
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Kensington Oval, Barbados (Final: 2007) | Established: 1871 | Capacity: 28,000 | Fact: The stadium hosted the first England touring side in 1895, the first combined West Indies side versus MCC in 1910-11 and was the scene of West Indies' first Test in 1930. (Image: Reuters)

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Final: 2011) | Established: 1974 | Capacity: 32,000 | Fact: In a Test between India and West Indies back in 1974, there was an instance of crowd disturbance. A fan had rushed onto the ground to greet Clive Llyod and the was treated roughly by the police. There was mayhem and an hour-and-a-half's play was lost. (Image: Reuters)
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Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Final: 2011) | Established: 1974 | Capacity: 32,000 | Fact: In a Test between India and West Indies back in 1974, there was an instance of crowd disturbance. A fan had rushed onto the ground to greet Clive Llyod and the was treated roughly by the police. There was mayhem and an hour-and-a-half's play was lost. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 17, 2019 08:33 pm
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