(Melbourne Cricket Ground)
3001 Melbourne, Australia
tel: +61 (0)3 9299 9000
fax: +61 (0)3 9639 3499
To be put simply, the Boxing Day Test is the biggest cricket event in the world. Held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground the event is as a part of Christmas holidays, as Christmas day lunch. On day 1 of the Test (a match can last 5 days), crowds can often top 80,000 people, while millions of others watch it at home. The biggest game is when Australia play England which is called the Ashes (signifies the ashes of the bails from the first test), though games against India and Pakistan are also popular due to the multi-cultural makeup of the city. Tickets are available online.
The second day of the 2006 Boxing Day test match