|Location||Christchurch, New Zealand|
Hagley Oval is a cricket ground in the area of Hagley Park in Christchurch, the central city of New Zealand. The first recorded match on the field took place in 1867 when the Canterbury cricket team hosted the Otago cricket team. Canterbury barely used the ground until the 1920s, during the First World War, but returned there in 1979 and played their 1993/94 Shell Cup home matches on the field. In 2013, the controversial Canterbury Cricket proposal to develop Hagley Oval as an international cricket venue was approved by the Environment Court. It faced two major floods in 2013, during the process of construction and renovation of the Oval.
The first ODI on the ground was played between Scotland and Canada on 23 January 2014 during the Cricket World Cup qualifier. In the same year, Hagley Oval became the Eighth Test Venue in New Zealand. Hagley ground hosted New Zealand's opening ceremony and match for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, while the final match of the World Cup was also held there between England and Scotland on 23 February 2015. Hagley ground has also hosted three women's test matches, and six women's ODIs.
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