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Monday, March 9, 2015

Best Travel destinations for the species called "Cricket Crazy "

Travel is a way of life , We travel to unleash ,to energize ,to feel alive and to pursue our passions. Travel can be a medium to explore, a medium to get your own “me “ time , to think about what went by ,to meet yourself and of course to live your dreams .if you belong to the latter category where you eat cricket ,drink cricket ,sleep over cricket ,have relationships over cricket interests and yeah break ups over a match missed ,I would take you all to some of the best cricket travel destinations of the world, stadiums that breathe cricket ,countries that scream cricket .Go find your partners in passion over there where every one has one religion – Cricket and mind it they are quite radical about this religion .

  The traveler’s delight and where cricket got its name – A      gentleman’s game ,Visit England for the oldest cricketing   history and some of the best grounds and sunny weather.

      1)   THE LORDS ,LONDON
As the name itself suggests, it is the lord of all the cricket destinations. A must must see for all sports travelers ,The Lords boasts itself of the richest history in class and cricket since it was established in 1814. It was established by Thomas Lord back in 1814 and the ground has the name from its founder, It has been the venue for some of the greatest matches in cricket history.
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World Cup Finals: (1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999)
The Lords cricket ground is home to the Marylebone Cricket Club, and also the county team Middlesex of London who play their home matches at the Lords.

    2)   The Oval, Kensington ,London
The oval holds the distinction of holding first test match of England as well as Football world cup final. Oval is the best looking stadium in the world and over the years have been host to manny thrilling Ashes test matches in the past.

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3)   The Old Trafford , Manchester ,UK
The old Trafford ,Manchester has also important history behind it. it was established in 1854. Here the first test match was played between Australia and England in1884. And as the name old suggests . England's second-oldest test ground has hosted plenty of memorable moments on the pitch including the "ball of the century " from Australia's Shane Warne in 1993 and Jim Laker's astonishing match figures of 19 for 90


 4)   Headingley ,Leeds ,UK

Who can forget the two triple centuries from the Don? Or Yorkshire's very own Geoffrey Boycott scoring his 100th century here. And, of course,that performance from Ian Botham in 1981?

5)   Trent Bridge , Nottingham ,England
A ground that witnessed England’s 2005 and 2013 Ashes victory is a locals favourite for watching county cricket.

The home to few of the largest and  the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world . Visit Australia for its picturesque beaches ,landscapes that are a photographer’s paradise and the world class stadiums that truly complement the country’s beautiful locales .

1)   MCG ,Melbourne , Australia
Melbourne cricket ground has great importance in the history of cricket because it has hosted the first ever International Test Matches which was played in between Australian and England and the first ever ODI matches in 1971 and against between these two teams. But the interesting thing is that Aussies defeated English in both the events.160 years of action has produced a slide show of best cricketing memories.. Perhaps the most memorable, for all the wrong reasons, was the "underarm delivery" from Trevor Chappell.
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2)   SCG ,Sydney ,Australia
Sydney cricket ground is beautiful and do plan a visit to this Architecture’s marvel , Sydney was a witness to the monkeygate incident between Harbhajan singh and Andrew Symonds .Don Bradman’s iconic inning of 452 not out and Rickey Ponting’s maximum three figure scores were made here at Sydney.
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3)   WACA ,Perth ,Australia
Famous for being one of the fastest wickets in the world, the WACA has long been a pace bowler's paradise. Glenn McGrath registered his best ever figures of eight for 24 here against Pakistan. Brett lee has added many feathers in his cap at this same ground .


4)   Adelaide , Australia
The infamous Bodyline series of 1932-33 reached its peak at this ground when mounted police were required to keep the crowd under control. England fans won't have fond memories of their side's collapse in 2006.

                      C)   INDIA  
Indians don’t bleed red ,they bleed blue such is the craziness for cricket is there in this country . It hosts some of the best cricketing stadiums in the world
1)   Eden Gardens , Kolkata ,India
Eden Gardens is considered the difficult passage for any team playing against India with thousands of fans screaming . Riots, World Cup finals, stampedes, hat-tricks, the greatest turn over matches of all time and even more riots. What more could you possibly want? 

   2)   Wankhede . Mumbai , Maharashtra, India
Who could forget the astounding win of India in the last world cup finals here at the Wankhede with the ecstatic crowd radiating the frenzy to the whole country . It observed Ravi Shastri's six sixes and Sunil Gavaskar's 205 against the West Indies,but we the Indians would always remember it's most poignant moment when Sachin Tendulkar walked off the field for the very last time in November 2013.


   3)   HPCA , Dharamshala
Including this beautiful ,stunning stadium for being the highest cricketing ground. Where else you will find breathtaking view of Himalayas in the background while the game is on.

         D)  South Africa
 The land of gems both in stones and in players .

      1)  The Wanderers ,Johannesberg
The 2003 world cup final of India vs Australia must be etched in memory of millions of cricket fans played at the wanderers. The ground is nicknamed "The Bullring" by locals due to the circular shape and intimidating atmosphere generated by a partisan home support. Opened in the mid 20th century, the stadium has played host to many memorable moments including Michael Atherton's marathon innings and the highest score ever.


     2)  Cape Town ,South Africa
The spectacular surroundings make for a buzzing atmosphere, particularly in international cricket. Host to many broken records and some classy cricket since many decades.

E)   Some stadiums that are not to be missed if you are a cricket crazy wanderer.
1. New Road, Worcester, UK
2. Bellerive Oval, Tasmania, Australia
3. Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown, New Zealand
   4. Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
5. Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
6. Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
7. Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
8. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
9. Karachi Stadium ,Karachi ,Pakistan
10. SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, UK
 11. Galle Stadium , Srilanka

Go visit these cricket mecca and madinas for experiencing the adrenaline rush ,the cheer factor ,the hooting and the first hand experience of a game which is a way of life for many of us cricket fans 

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