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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2017-18

Chittagong pitch rated 'below average' by ICC

Feb 6, 2018: Venue receives one demerit point, which will stay on it's record for five years; four more such points within that period and the ground will be suspended from hosting internationals for 12 months

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Players offer contrasting views on Chittagong pitch

Feb 4, 2018: The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium can now be added to the list of recent venues (the others being the MCG and the Wanderers) in which either the batsmen or the bowlers had absolute advantage over the other

Mohammad Isam

World Twenty20 2014

Dhaka pitch a fresh challenge for SL, SA

Apr 2, 2014: Mirpur will provide more grip and turn for the spinners than the surface in Chittagong, which held together through most of the Super 10 stage. South Africa and Sri Lanka, therefore, will need to adapt quickly

Alan Gardner and Mohammad Isam

World T20 2014 news

On-site generators to prevent floodlight failure

Mar 26, 2014: Organisers of the World T20 in Chittagong will use on-site generators to run floodlights at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, rather than off the main electric grid, to try and ensure against another loss of power.

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

Afghanistan v Netherlands, World T20 warm-ups, Chittagong

Power failure hits Chittagong venue

Mar 13, 2014: Netherlands' chase in their World T20 warm-up match against Afghanistan was curtailed by five overs because of a power failure at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

Mohammad Isam

Plenty to ponder for New Zealand

Oct 28, 2013: The two-Test series against Bangladesh offered some positives but concerns remain, especially with the bowling unit and opening combination

Andrew Alderson

Chittagong pitch helps no one

Oct 14, 2013: The batsmen got some batting practice, but otherwise it was soul-sapping stuff

Andrew Alderson

Australia in Bangladesh 2005-06

Australia satisfied with Chittagong venues

Feb 1, 2006: Cricket Australia has expressed its satisfaction with the facilities and security measures at both venues in Chittagong

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC approves new grounds - but none yet in Dhaka

Bangladesh gets three new international venues

Jan 31, 2006: Three new grounds in Bangladesh have been given the ICC's approval to stage international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh, 2005-06

Bangladesh stadia await ICC approval

Jan 19, 2006: The ICC are expected to give Bangladesh the go-ahead to play international cricket at at least three of their five new venues

ESPNcricinfo staff

BCB XI v Zimbabweans, tour match, 1st day

Bangladesh Board XI start well

Jan 1, 2005: The Bangladesh Cricket Board XI made a strong start in their three-day match against the Zimbabwean tourists, scoring 316 for 7 before declaring shortly before the close at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

Four grounds await international status

Lloyd impressed with venues

Nov 10, 2004: Clive Lloyd inspected four new venues in Bangladesh that are awaiting international status

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Scotland, Under-19 Plate Championship, semi-final

Bangladesh secure spot in Plate final

Mar 1, 2004: Bangladesh have reached the final of the Under-19 Plate Championship, after overwhelming Scotland for the second time in the tournament

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Cool like Chittagong

Everything's quick, but everyone's chilled out - what's not to like?

Sidharth Monga

Outside the city, by the river

Two name changes in six years, and a few other enhancements in store for the World Cup

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