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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...
ground in Centurion
Centurion is an area with 279,430 inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand . Formerly an independent municipality, with its own town council, it is now part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality...
, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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It was renamed from Centurion Park
after a television
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SuperSport is a South African group of television channels owned by Naspers and carried on the DStv satellite platform. It is the leading sports provider in South Africa and Africa. It also provides sports coverage in many other African countries....
bought shares in the stadium. The capacity of the ground is 22,000.
The Titans cricket team
The Nashua Titans is the name used by the combined Easterns and Northerns first class cricket teams in South Africa. The home venues of the Titans are at SuperSport Park, Centurion and Willowmoore Park, Benoni...
, formerly known as Northern Transvaal, play their home games here.
The town of Verwoerdburg
was renamed Centurion
after the end of apartheid, with the politically neutral new name of the town coming from that of the cricket ground.
This ground was a venue for 2003 Cricket World Cup
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and Indian Premier League 2009 which took place in South Africa. It was also selected as a venue for ICC Champions Trophy 2009 and hosted the final on 5 October 2009, one of the greatest achievements for this stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...
This was also the ground where Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test Match century.
It hosted an Australian rules practice match in 2008 between Carlton
The Carlton Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria. The club competes in the Australian Football League, and was one of the eight founding members of that competition in 1897...
The Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed The Dockers, is an Australian rules football team which plays in the Australian Football League . The club is based in the port city of Fremantle at the mouth of the Swan River in Western Australia...