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These marvelous cricket venues of UK have been selected to host matches

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Apart from the soccer stadia in UK, there are cricket venues as well that are actually hear throbbing and favors cricketers to give astound ding performances. Here we have listed ten venues of UK that have been selected to host one-day, T20 and Test matches during India tour of England. You are surely going to be in love with them.

Old Trafford

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Old Trafford, popularly known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ is a footballstadium in the city of Old Trafford, Greater ManchesterEngland. It has been the stamping ground for one of the leading football club ‘Manchester United’ since 1910. The first match at the stadium was played between Manchester United and Liverpool (3–4) on 19th of February 1910. At that time, the stadium consisted of only one covered seating stand & open terraces on the other three sides.

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Lord’s Cricket Ground


The Lord’s cricket ground, popularly known as the ‘Home of cricket’ is basically a cricket venue, situated in St. John’s WoodLondon. It is owned by the world’s biggest cricket brand, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). It is the stamping ground for the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Middlesex Country Cricket Club. The ground is named after Thomas Lord, one of the greatest English cricketers during 80s.

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The Oval


Located in Kennington, ‘The Oval’ is an international sports venue that predominantly hosts cricket matches. It has also been known as the “Kia Oval” for sponsorship reasons and has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since its inauguration in 1845. The Oval was the first cricket ground in England to host the international Test match in 1880.

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Sophia Gardens Cardiff


Located in the Sophia Gardens on the River TaffSophia Gardens Cardiffcricket ground is one of the international venues for Test cricket. It is situated near the sports hall complex of the Sports Wales National Centre. The Cardiff City Council owns it, and the Glamorgan County Cricket Club plays its home matches here since 1967.

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Bristol County Ground


Located in the district of Ashley Down, the BristolCounty Ground is one of the most significant cricket venues in BristolEngland. It is home to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club since its establishment. The ground has been renamed many times. Initially, the ground was known as theAshley Down Ground, but after being sold to the J. S. Fry & Sons confectionery firm, it was renamed as Fry’s Ground.

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Trent Bridge


The Trent Bridge is one of the most significant cricket venues of NottinghamshireEngland, close to Meadow Lane, the City Ground, the football stadia of Notts CountyNottingham Forest, near the River Trent, and thus known as the TrentBridge. It is the headquarters of NottinghamshireCounty Cricket Club.

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Headingley Cricket Ground


Located in LeedsEnglandHeadingley Cricket Ground is part of the Headingley Stadium complex. Established in 1890, this ground has been hosting Test cricket since 1899. Initially, it was owned by the Leeds CricketFootball and Athletics Company which was purchased by Yorkshire County Cricket Club on 31st December 2005. The stadium was named as the Headingley Cricket Ground after the sponsorship deal with Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006.

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Essex County Ground


Located in ChelmsfordEssex, the County Cricket Ground is home to the Essex County cricket club. It has also been referred to as the ‘Fortress Chelmsford’. The arena has a double-decker seating area along with executive suites and marquees. The Ford Motor Company had the naming rights of the ground from 2005 to 2013.

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Edgbaston Cricket Ground


Profoundly known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, it was the first English cricket ground outside Lord’s to host the international oneday tournament final– the ICC Champions Trophy (final), in 2013. With a seating arrangement of approx. 25,000 spectators, this ground is the fourth largest cricket venue of UK, succeeded by Lord’sOld Trafford and the Oval.

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Rose Bowl Cricket Ground


Also known as the Ageas Bowl for sponsorship reasons, the Rose Bowl is the home ground of Hampshire County Cricket Club since its establishment in 2001. Located between the Telegraph Woods and the M27 motorway, the ground has hosted many international matches since its inception. RB Sport & Leisure Holdings PLC owns the ground.

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Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

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Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

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MH Fellow Sabna comes with significant experience working with a range of development issues. A co-founder of Project Sakhi Saheli, which aims to combat period poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, in the past, worked on the issue of menstruation in urban slums of Delhi with women and adolescent girls. She and her team also released MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk in the Delhi School of Social Work to create more conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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A student from Delhi School of Social work, Vineet is a part of Project Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the students of Delhi school of Social Work to create awareness on Menstrual Health and combat Period Poverty. Along with MHM Action Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

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She says, “Bihar is ranked the lowest in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfortable menstruation is a basic human right and sustainable development cannot be ensured if menstruators are deprived of their basic rights.” Project अल्हड़ (Alharh) aims to create a robust sensitised community in Bhagalpur to collectively spread awareness, break the taboo, debunk myths and initiate fearless conversations around menstruation. The campaign aims to reach at least 6000 adolescent girls from government and private schools in Baghalpur district in 2020.

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A psychologist and co-founder of a mental health NGO called Customize Cognition, Ritika forayed into the space of menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights and gender equality as an MHM Fellow with YKA. She says, “The experience of working on MHM/SRHR and gender equality has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. I have learned what’s beneath the surface of the issue, be it awareness, lack of resources or disregard for trans men, who also menstruate.”

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

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