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Know your ICC World Cup 2015 venue - SCG (Sydney)

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The historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has been the venue for most famous matches. It has seen legends of the game plying their trade and entertaining millions of fans for over 150 years.

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Now, SCG will get to host ICC World Cup 2015 matches again, as it did in 1992. There will be 5 games including one quarter-final and semi-final.

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Here is your complete guide to SCG

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (Sydney) (All venues' guide)

About Sydney

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Set against a vibrant cityscape that features outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture, Sydney is home to a rich cultural life boasting myriad galleries and museums, a dynamic food scene, and a cosmopolitan shopping environment showcasing international and local design.

Stadium Information

Steeped in sporting history, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has been providing a wealth of entertainment for over 150 years.

It is the home ground for the state cricket team, the New South Wales Blues, as well as the Big Bash franchise, the Sydney Sixers. The venue also hosted one of the semi-finals in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 between England and then first-timer, South Africa.

Almost every famous Australian cricketer has competed within the ground. As well as Test cricket, One Day International cricket, and Twenty20 cricket, the stadium also hosts Australian Rules Football, rugby league and rugby union.

The SCG is famous for its two historic stands which still stand today - the Members and Ladies stands.

Stadium Address

SCG, 1 Moore Park Road, Moore Park, New South Wales 2021

Capacity for WC 2015 - 42,000

First Established/Built - 1848

1st ODI - Australia Vs England (January 13, 1979) No Result (rain)

Matches (All games start at 9 AM IST)

27 February - South Africa Vs West Indies (Pool B)

8 March - Australia Vs Sri Lanka (Pool A)

13 March - England Vs Afghanistan (Pool A)

18 March - Quarter-final 1

26 March - Semi-final 2

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Story first published: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 13:50 [IST]
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