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Flanked by a mosque on one side and the highway on the other, the picturesque Kinrara Oval is a welcome addition to the many venues that dot modern-day cricket's landscape. After the space-age Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and the lovely Warner Park in Basseterre, it's Kinrara's turn to bask in the debutante's spotlight, and unlike many of its utterly soulless concrete counterparts, its gives off an impression of space and light, surrounded by trees and with a few mini-pagoda-like constructions that resemble the stands named after the Chappell brothers at the Adelaide Oval.

The Adelaide connection doesn't quite end there either. Les Burdett, the curator in Adelaide, has been entrusted with preparation of the pitches here, and apart from the dodgy bounce that did for Ricky Ponting, he has every reason to be pleased with his efforts. With the players seated on plastic chairs beneath picnic umbrellas, the impression of a laid-back outing in the country is further reinforced. The only thing that isn't idyllic is the afternoon heat, and the humidity that makes you imagine that you're locked into a sauna.

The Oval came into being in 2003, with a team from New Zealand helping out with the turf, and there are now six strips that can be used. The four floodlight towers took just four weeks to construct, and the BCCI have invested the lion's share of the US$ 465,000 spent on them. Sadly though, the whole purpose of the exercise - the lofty aim of spreading cricket's message at non-traditional venues - appears to have been defeated by the lack of public interest.

The capacity is only 4,000, but less than a few hundred turned out to watch. The organisers can only hope that India's marquee names pull in the substantial expatriate population in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Cricket Association remain hopeful that this will become a frequent stop on the calendar, but for that to happen a few more bums on seats would be nice.

Fixtures

2016
Wed Aug 31 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Sarawak v Kuala Lumpur
Thu Sep 1 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Penang v Sarawak
Fri Sep 2 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Malaysian Armed Forces v Perak
Sat Sep 3 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Perak v Sarawak
Sun Sep 4 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Selangor v Sarawak
Tue Sep 6 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Malaysian Armed Forces v Sarawak
Wed Sep 7 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 01:30 GMT
21:30 EDT | 20:30 CDT | 18:30 PDT
Malaysian Premier League
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia v Sarawak
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Latest Photos

Rainclouds hover over the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Guernsey v Jersey, World Cricket League Division Six, Kuala Lumpur, September 17 2011
Rainclouds hover over the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur
© ICC/Peter Lim
A section of the Bharat Army at the Kinrara Oval, India v Australia, DLF Cup, 3rd match, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur, September 16, 2006
A section of the Bharat Army at the Kinrara Oval
© Dileep Premachandran
The night sky at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Australia v West Indies, 1st match, DLF Cup, Kuala Lumpur, September 12, 2006
The night sky at the Kinrara Academy Oval
© Dileep Premachandran
Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Sarawak v Kuala Lumpur at Kuala Lumpur
Aug 31, 2016 (09:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT -1d | 20:30 CDT -1d | 18:30 PDT -1d)
Penang v Sarawak at Kuala Lumpur
Sep 1, 2016 (09:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT -1d | 20:30 CDT -1d | 18:30 PDT -1d)
MAF v Perak at Kuala Lumpur
Sep 2, 2016 (09:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT -1d | 20:30 CDT -1d | 18:30 PDT -1d)
Perak v Sarawak at Kuala Lumpur
Sep 3, 2016 (09:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT -1d | 20:30 CDT -1d | 18:30 PDT -1d)
Selangor v Sarawak at Kuala Lumpur
Sep 4, 2016 (09:30 local | 01:30 GMT | 21:30 EDT -1d | 20:30 CDT -1d | 18:30 PDT -1d)
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