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New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch

Christchurch quake on minds amid the cricket

Feb 19, 2016: Hagley Oval is a permanent reminder of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in 2011, but such reminders will only be intensified over the course of the upcoming Test between New Zealand and Australia

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

Venue undergoes second name change in nine years

Jade Stadium renamed AMI Stadium

Aug 10, 2007: The Jade Stadium in Christchurch has been renamed AMI Stadium following a new sponsorship deal

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch

Desultory crowds leave board perplexed

Dec 10, 2006: Martin Snedden, the CEO of New Zealand Cricket, has admitted that the desultory attendances at the Christchurch Test have left him baffled

ESPNcricinfo staff

Christ's College and Canterbury Cricket look to develop ground

Oct 15, 2003: Christchurch may be set to have its own version of the Basin Reserve, although without the traffic running around it, but a central city venue for domestic and international cricket

Lynn McConnell

Another step in the advance of portable pitch technology

Mar 9, 2002: Portable pitch technology will take a significant step in New Zealand when the pitch for the first National Bank Test against England at Jade Stadium will be a portable pitch

Lynn McConnell

Tests return to Christchurch, Auckland retained

Sep 15, 2000: Christchurch's Jade Stadium returns to the Test cricket fold this summer when hosting the third test with Pakistan

Lynn McConnell

The comeback city

It's time to close one long, historical chapter of Christchurch cricket and start writing a new one

Paul Ford
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