Cricket - Melbourne Cricket Ground to host 2015 World Cup final

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final of the 2015 cricket World Cup, 23 years after a bumper crowd at the 100,000-seat stadium saw Pakistan defeat England in the 1992 final.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

The March 29 final follows semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Auckland's Eden Park, organisers said on Tuesday.

Christchurch, which has scrambled to rebuild facilities in the wake of a ruinous earthquake in 2011, has provisionally been awarded three pool matches in the tournament hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29.

The 2015 World Cup will feature the 10 full member nations of the International Cricket Council plus Ireland, who have won qualification, and three other nations.

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