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Know your ICC World Cup 2015 venue - Hagley Oval (Christchurch)

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Christchurch is the venue where ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will get under way on February 14. New Zealand will face Sri Lanka in the opener.

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Hagley Oval will the stadium for World Cup matches in 2015. It will host 3 games.

Hagley Oval venue map

Here is your complete guide to Hagley Oval (All venues' guide)

Hagley Oval (Christchurch)

About Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, and the second-largest in the country. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop.

The central city and some eastern suburbs have suffered earthquake damage, but Christchurch as a whole continues to operate, and is perfectly located to enjoy a range of activities - skiing, golf, bungy jumping, rafting, mountain biking, hot-air
ballooning, whale watching and visiting wineries and gardens.

Stadium Information

Hagley Oval is conveniently located in Hagley Park in the central city of Christchurch and has hosted cricket for more than 150 years.

The first cricket match to be played at Hagley Park was on 16 December 1851 as part of the new settlement's first anniversary celebrations.

Hagley Oval has been redeveloped to become a first-class venue for cricket in Christchurch.

Stadium Address

Hagley Oval, 14, Riccarton Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011

Capacity for WC 2015 - 18,000

First Established/Built - 1851

1st ODI - Canada Vs Scotland (23 January 2014) Scotland won by 170 runs

Matches (All games start at 3.30 AM IST)

14 February - New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka (Pool A)

21 February - Pakistan Vs West Indies (Pool B)

23 February - England Vs Scotland (Pool A)

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Story first published: Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:49 [IST]
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