Kennington Oval London buy tickets online 2017 Cricket Champions Trophy. Tickets prices and matches details of Kennington cricket stadium mentioned and details are available for the fans who would visit the stadium to watch matches live in the stadium.
The ICC has officially announced the venues for the upcoming grand tournament of Champions Trophy 2017 that is going to be hosted by England & Wales in June 2017. A total of three venues have been selected that will host this season of Champions Trophy, two of which are in England The Oval and Edgbaston Stadium and one is in Wales, the Sophia Gardens. The Kennington Oval is the oldest cricket ground in the world and it will be hosting the first match of the Champions Trophy 2017 that will be played between England and Bangladesh from group A.
Built in 1845 The Kennington is the oldest cricket ground in the world that is known as “Kia Oval” now a days for sponsorship reasons. Located in Kennington, South London the stadium has the capacity to entertain 23,500 cricket fans.
The Oval cricket ground is built on the part of the former Kennington Common which was used for top class matches from 1724 to 1785. In 1845 Duchy of Cornwall the then owner of the land, leased his land to Mr. William Houghton at a rent of £120 per annum for 31 years. The 10,000 grass turfs were laid on the ground, allowing the first ever match to be at the stadium on May 1845.
The first ever ODI international at this venue was played between England and West Indies on 7th September 1973. It has hosted the world cup matches of 1975, 1979, 1983, and 1999. It hosted 5 of the fifteen matches, including the final in ICC Champions Trophy 2004.
The famous ball tampering incident of cricket took place on this ground in 2006 when Darrel Hair docked five runs to England when he suspected the ball tampering. The match was awarded to England as Pakistan debated and refused to continue the match. The stadium is the home ground for Surrey Country Cricket Club and it has two Ends named as Pavilion End and Vauxhall End. The ground is still owned by the Duchy of Cornwall but it is operated by Surrey Country Cricket club.
The ground is equipped with semi-permanent telescopic floodlights to host day and night matches. Apart from cricket the ground has also been used for football matches. The Kennington also has business to host events and conferences.