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    The end of the SCG?

    Sky Sports News are reporting that the Telstra Stadium(Olympic stadium) has submitted a bid to host test matches in Sydney. They had interviews with some guy from NSW cricket who admitted that revenue was a factor, the general manager of the Telstra Stadium(who emphasised the good location of the Telstra) and Glenn Mcgrath who said that SCG was his favorite ground and that he hoped that cricket could continue there.

    Anyone heard anything else? any views?

    It has something to do with cricket NSW having a tender process for the right to host international cricket, Telstra would have twice the capacity of SCG
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    Quote: "Arguably the greatest cricket ground in the world is Lord's, yet I don't see the Poms shifting to a bigger venue. The second greatest is the SCG and if I was in Cricket NSW's shoes I'd be very careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water."

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    who said that?

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    He didn't take Old Trafford into consideration

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    LOL Old Trafford is a bit of a **** hole, we need to move to sport city!

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    But it would be a shame if they just dumped a perfectly good ground with loads of history and started playing tests at the Telstra Stadium

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    Especially since with the expansion plans the capacity will be 55,000 its hardly tiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    LOL Old Trafford is a bit of a **** hole, we need to move to sport city!
    ok, it isn't the nicest ground in the world, but its not that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Especially since with the expansion plans the capacity will be 55,000 its hardly tiny!
    is this the SCG or the Telstra place?

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    Yeah but with a retractable roof we might win the county championship!
    (and its too near the manure for my liking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    is this the SCG or the Telstra place?
    The SCG - Telstra would be 90000

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    can't argue with needing a retractable roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Especially since with the expansion plans the capacity will be 55,000 its hardly tiny!
    what's wrong with it then? How many want to get into the ground? Do Aussies not work or attend school and stuff?

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    The SCG is Lara and Sachin's favourite ground as well Hell, Lara even named his daughter Sydney due to his fondness of the SCG.
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