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2015 World Cup Final: MCG firming up as favoured venue

Sydney: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is emerging as the favoured place for hosting the 2015 World Cup final, although the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is also under consideration.

According to a leading Australian daily, the MCG staged the 1992 World Cup final between Pakistan and England, attracting a crowd of 87,182.

The SCG may in all probability host one of the semi-finals.

A third option is the ANZ Stadium, which has a new two million dollar practice facility, which includes eight purpose-built pitches and is to be completed by next summer, is a cornerstone of the bid.