Two Indian venues make it to Fox Cricket’s Top 10 stadiums of all time, Lord’s doesn’t get No.1 spot
The list comprised of famous cricket grounds all across the globe with Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at the top of the ladder.
Updated - Mar 30, 2020 5:10 pm
The threat of coronavirus has grown in a way that all sporting events across the globe have been cancelled. During this time, with no sports to cover, Fox Cricket decided to keep their fans engaged with some content. On Monday, Fox Cricket decided to release a list of ranking all the stadiums in the world.
Fox Cricket made a list of top 10 all-time stadiums. In most of these lists, you might find one stadium to be ranked number one and that is the Lord’s Cricket Ground of London. However, this time that was in the case. The home of cricket didn’t receive the award of the number one ranked stadium by the Fox Cricket. In fact, it was an Australian mega sporting arena which took home the No.1 spot. As a matter of fact, the second spot didn’t go to the Lord’s either, it was an Indian stadium.
Eden Garden ranked second on Fox Cricket’s list
The list comprised of famous cricket grounds all across the globe with Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at the top of the ladder. There is no doubt that the atmosphere at MCG is electric because of the crowd. The stadium is the second-largest cricket ground in the world, with a capacity of 1,00,024.
At the second position, it was the famous Indian cricket ground Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The stadium has a rich history and has seen several historic international cricket games. This Stadium of Eden Gardens also once held a crowd of more than 1 lakh people but after the reconstruction in 2011, the stadium was reduced into the size. The number of seats available now around 67,000, still making it one of the biggest stadiums in India.
The Lord’s Cricket Ground got the third rank while the fourth-ranked was the only stadium from South Africa. It was the beautiful stadium of Newlands in Cape Town. Another Australian stadium got the number five spot and it was the Adelaide Oval.
The London Oval stadium was ranked at the sixth place while Sydney Cricket Ground received the seventh position. Hilariously, Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh didn’t seem very happy with the choice. He tweeted, “SCG at No.7 is that for real.”
SCG at No.7 is that for real.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) March 29, 2020
My top 6 in order that I’ve played at as follows.1-Lords2-SCG 3-MCG 4-Adelaide 5-Eden Gardens 6-Cape Town.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) March 30, 2020
The Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham received the eight position on the list. The ninth position was given to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala. The stadium is very picturesque and absolutely beautiful looking. It is surrounded by beautiful looking Himalayas and provides an excellent atmosphere for fans and players as well.
The last on the list was the International Stadium of Galle in Sri Lanka. While only 10 stadiums made the list, Fox Cricket also added a few honourable mentions. The four honourable mentions in the list were, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kensington Oval in Barbados, Basin Reserve Cricket Ground in Wellington and lastly the Trent Bridge stadium in Nottingham.