Edgbaston Cricket Ground tickets online available for the ICC Cricket Champions Trophy 2017 matches. The cricket fans will be able to watch live cricket matches of champions trophy 2017 at Edgbaston cricket ground and online tickets details available.
The International Cricket Council has declared the venues for the grand cricket tournament for Champions Trophy 2017 that is going to be held in England & Wales. Three Venues are expected to host this season of Champions Trophy two of which are in England and one is in Wales. Apart from The Kennington Oval, The Edgbaston Cricket Ground in England is the 2nd stadium that will host five matches in Champions Trophy 2017. The first match at this venue in Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between Australia and New Zealand from group A.
ICC Cricket Champions Trophy 2017 Matches at Edgbaston Cricket Ground
- New Zealand vs Australia
- India vs Pakistan
- Pakistan vs South Africa
- England vs Australia
- Semi Final
Established in 1882 The Edgbaston Cricket ground is one of the oldest cricket ground in the world which is formerly known as Edgbaston Stadium. Located in Edgbaston area of Birmingham the stadium has the seating capacity of 21,000 to hold and entertain cricket spectators.
The land that makes up the Edgbaston Cricket ground was owned by the Calthorpe Estate who sold it to the Wylam Investments (Edgbaston Holdings) on a long lease. The Calthorpe Estate offered a 12 acre land to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club for a cricket ground. In 1885 the Warwickshire Club agreed to lease the land and spent £1,250 on draining and enclosing the site changing it into a wooden pavilion. The first match on this ground was played in 1886 between the Warwickshire and Marylebone Cricket Club.
The first ever test match at this venue was played in The Ashes series 1902 between England and Australia. After the World War 2 the stadium was renovated in 1950 and 1956 acquiring the Rea Bank and the William Ansell Stand. In 1997 it was the first ever stadium in Britain to host a day and night match.
The stadium is the home ground for Warwickshire County Cricket Club and it has two ends named as the Pavilion End and City/Birmingham End. The stadium became the 2nd venue to host a major international ODI match when it hosted the final in ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
The stadium was praised by Wisden’s guide to cricket grounds in 1992 and The Daily Telegraph in 2009 for outstanding cricket facilities. The stadium has a museum and library apart from an indoor cricket facility which makes it unique among cricket grounds.