Cricket is a religion in our country which unites one and all. But how many times have a cricket ground really wowed you and made you want to travel? Many I guess. Let us find some of the most picturesque cricket grounds to knock down two birds: cricket & travel, at one shot.
#1 Dharamshala, India:
We will start close home. Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of Dhauladhar range, sits the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. Adjectives are not adequate to describe this serene stadium. The strong winds help the fast bowlers here.
#2 Queenstown Event Center, NZ:
The adventure capital of the world Queenstown surely ups the ante when it comes to the most picturesque cricket ground. Nestled between the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu, the two most prominent features of Queenstown, lies the Queenstown Event Center.
#3 Arnos Vale Stadium:
The stunning Caribbean islands have their own breathtaking stadium to boast of and Arnos Vale certainly meets the expectations.
#4 Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia:
A perfect stadium surrounded by hills, that brings out the true spirit of the West Indies. Don’t get bothered by the narrow dirt track that leads to the stadium, dotted by factories and canneries, look out for the colorful stands and the run shacks from where the locals watch the game.
#5 Asgiriya, Kandy, Sri Lanka:
The tranquil hills of Kandy and the saffron robes of the Buddhist monks make watching a match here pleasurable.
#6 Pallekele Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka:
Gentle rolling hills covered with lush tea plants is what you will see around the stadium here.
#7 Wormsley, Bucks, UK:
It couldn’t get more English than this, strange though that the estate was built by an American Paul Getty.
#8 Lynton & Lynmouth CC, Devon:
Though not a venue for even first class cricket, the beauty of this ground is undeniable and hence it makes it to our list! With the magnificent views of the sea and the rolling hills on two sides, concentrating on a game is a tough job here.
# 9 Pukekura Park, New Zealand:
Another gem from New Zealand, New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park happens to be a very popular destination both for locals and tourists. The beauty of the garden with its exotic plants, cascading waterfalls, romantic bridges and the tea house on the lake is inexplicable.
#10 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town:
Often termed as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world the Newlands ground has the beautiful Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak near to it.
# 11 Kapi’olani Park, Honolulu:
Playing cricket in the beautiful islands of Hawaii might be a dream come true for many and the Kapi’olani Park, the official ground for Honolulu Cricket Club is mesmerizing.
#12 Singapore Cricket Club:
And it is not just nature that mesmerizes, concrete jungle can be equally enticing at times.
# 13 Bamburgh Castle Cricket Club, Northumberland:
Picture perfect is the world for this place. The castle built in the 19th century provides an intriguing backdrop for the cricket ground.
#14 Portchester Castle, Hampshire:
The beautiful grounds of Portchester castle plays host to the Portchester Cricket Club. A streak of history, yachts on the bay and lush green fields make this ground charming.
#15 St Moritz Switzerland Cricket Ground:
Apparently the Swiss play cricket too and that also on the ice. This interesting way of playing cricket happens in St Moritz. Four team can participate in this competition and it is played amidst much fun and frolic.
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