Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Hyderabad
Jan 24, 2008: The first international match in ten years at Hyderabad's Niaz Stadium heralds a potential return for a venue that, though not often used, is a significant one in Pakistan
Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2007-08
Jan 3, 2008: Hyderabad has been taken off the list to host the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe by the PCB as the desired hotel for the teams was burnt down by rioters last week
Smaller centres might get more exposure
Nov 24, 2007: Pakistan are considering adopting a similar policy for choosing grounds for international matches to the one in operation in India
Venue to be upgraded to international standards
Jul 17, 2007: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken over the possession of the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad (Sind)
New ground for ICC tournaments
May 26, 2006: Pakistan have begun a race against time to set up a world-class cricket stadium in Islamabad by 2008, when the country is due to host the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time.
PCB to begin rehabilitation of old ground
May 23, 2006: Kanwar Naved Jameel, Hyderabad district Nazim (mayor), said the management of the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad would be handed over to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) completely after the completion of some official formalities.
Hyderabad ground's future remain uncertain
Oct 31, 2001: The fate of Niaz Stadium hangs in balance as no decision has yet been taken whether the ground is to be handed over to the Pakistan Cricket Board or not for upgradation
Aug 9, 2000: Hyderabad, Aug 8: An Adviser of Pakistan Cricket Board, Nasim-ul- Ghani, Manager National Stadium, Karachi, Irfan Mirza and General Manager NESPak, Laiq Ali Abbasi paid a detailed visit to Niaz Stadium Hyderabad, under the instructions of PCB
Oct 29, 1999: Hyderabad, Oct 28: The Commissioner Hyderabad division, Mr Nazar Hussain Mahar, has taken a very serious notice of fast deteriorating and dilapidated condition of the Niaz Stadium due to carelessness and apathy of the HMC
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?