Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Hosted the first ever Test match and the first ever One Day International

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which is also referred to as “The G” is home to Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, and 10th in the world. Located within walking distance from Melbourne CBD, MCG served as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. It is also famous for hosting the first ever Test match and the first ever One Day International, played between Australia and England in 1877 and 1971 respectively. The annual Boxing Day Test is one of the MCG’s most popular events.

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