National Stadium; Dacca Stadium
March 1, 2005. Now used exclusively for football.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Father of the Nation
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Since 1998
Pavilion End, Paltan End
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Dacca
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Dhaka's cricket headquarters have now shifted to the purpose-built Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur.
Bangabandhu National Stadium
 

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The Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka is the only venue in the world to have hosted an inaugural home fixture for two Test nations. India were the visitors on both occasions: in 1954-55, when Dacca (sic) was the capital of East Pakistan, and 46 years later, when Bangladesh became the tenth nation to attain Test status. Situated in the throbbing heart of Dhaka, the Bangabandhu and the nearby National Hockey Stadium are so incorporated into the daily hustle and bustle of Bangladeshi life that it is hard to tell from the outside that they are in fact sporting venues, especially given the plethora of electrical goods stalls that have sprung up all around the concourse. With a purpose-built cricket stadium being constructed on the outskirts of the city, the ground was taken out of commission at the end of the 2004-05 season, and handed over for the sole use of the national football squad. Andrew Miller May 2005

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People crowd the area outside the Bangabandhu National Stadium the day before the opening ceremony, Dhaka, February 16, 2011
People crowd the area outside the Bangabandhu National Stadium the day before the opening ceremony
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The Bangabandhu National Stadium by twilight, Dhaka, February 16, 2011
The Bangabandhu National Stadium by twilight
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The Bangabandhu National Stadium prepares for Thursday's opening ceremony, Dhaka, February 16, 2011
The Bangabandhu National Stadium prepares for Thursday's opening ceremony
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Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
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