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St George?s Park, Port Elizabeth

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 17:20 IST

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St George’s Park

This is the first South African ground to host a Test match-in 1889. Actually the name of the ground is ‘The Crusaders Ground’, but this is commonly known as St George’s Park.

India embarrassingly lost a match on this ground against the Kenyan minnows by 70 runs in October 2001.

Saint George Park was hugely improved for the 2003 World Cup, with R11-million of the total allocation of R35-million for improvements being used on it.

The ground boasts excellent stands as well as grassed embankments. It is also famous for its enthusiastic band that is always in attendance at one-day internationals and Test matches.

During World Cup 2003, the ground was home to one of the semi-finals, and hosted five games in total, including the high profile England versus Australia clash.

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