Edgbaston, Birminghamindia Updated: Jun 27, 2003 16:05 IST
Name: Edgbaston Birmingham
known as: Edgbaston
Pitch type: Grass
End names: City End, Pavilion End
Also known as the “home of cricket”, it was founded at its present venue in 1787 by Thomas Lord and is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Headquarters for Middlesex CCC, it staged the World Cup finals in 1975,
1979, 1983 and 1999.
India have played just one One-day International here, the opening match of the 1975 World Cup when they were thrashed by 202 runs by England. Sri Lanka have met England at Lord’s on three occasions, winning just once in 1998.
First Published: Jun 16, 2003 17:50 IST