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MCG Season Fixtures

2014 AFL Finals Series

September 5: Second Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats (7.50pm)

September 6: Second Elimination Final - North Melbourne v Essendon (7.15pm)

September 27: Grand Final - Teams to be confirmed

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2014/15 Cricket Season 

Boxing Day Test
December 26-30: Australia v India

T20 International
November 7: Australia v South Africa

One-day internationals
November 21: Australia v South Africa
January 16: Australia v India

T20 Big Bash League
December 20: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
January 5: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
January 10: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
January 21: Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers
January 24: Semi Final (if Melbourne Stars hosting)
January 25: Semi Final (if Melbourne Stars hosting)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
February 14: Australia v England
February 22: South Africa v India
February 26: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
March 19: Quarter Final
March 29: Final

Sheffield Shield
October 31-November 3: Victoria v New South Wales
November 25-28: Victoria v Western Australia