July 9, 2012

New Zealand cricket

Test cricket at Auckland's Tank Farm?

Nikita Bastian

Amid the talk about bringing Test cricket back to Auckland with a stadium at Victoria Park, an article in the New Zealand Herald discusses the possibility of developing a Test venue at Tank Farm.

Rankin says the motivations for putting an oval on the Tank Farm mirrored the Victoria Park project, but it had two significant advantages: it would cause no disruption to club cricket and there were already plans to turn the Tank Farm into a park ... "Apart from 10 days of test cricket a year, the public would have full access to the park. In reality, it would immediately be one of the great cricket grounds of the world. It would be surrounded by water on three sides, with the cityscape as a background. It would offer a terrific advertisement for the city and country to viewers in the likes of the UK, Australia, South Africa and India."

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