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Build it in the desert and they'll come

Oct 31, 2015: Cricket in Sharjah has a long and colourful history, and the future doesn't look set to be much different

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE 2011

Test cricket returns to Sharjah

Aug 13, 2011: Sharjah will host its first Test in nine years this November, since Pakistan and Sri Lanka have reached an agreement to play the last of their three Test-matches in the UAE at the venue

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Oct 17, 2010: The neutral venue that stood like a beacon of hope for other offshore cricket venues

Afghanistan news

Sharjah named Afghanistan's 'home ground'

Feb 20, 2010: The Sharjah Cricket Stadium, which has hosted the most number of ODIs, has been named Afghanistan's "home ground" for ODI and first-class cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v India 2008-09

Abu Dhabi offers to host India-Pakistan series

Nov 13, 2008: The Abu Dhabi Cricket Council has offered to step in as host for Pakistan's home series against India scheduled early next year, if concerns over security in Pakistan persisted

ESPNcricinfo staff

Arabian Cricket Challenge

Counties head for UAE pre-season event

Nov 5, 2007: Five counties will join UAE in a six-team event in the United Arab Emirates next March as part of their pre-season preparations

Martin Williamson

A new battle follows Sharjah's demise

Today Abu Dhabi ... tomorrow Dubai?

May 2, 2006: The rise of Abu Dhabi as a venue for one-day cricket is the final nail in the coffin of the Emirates' original cricket stadium, Sharjah. But even as it staged its first major international match last month, the future of the state-of-the-art Sheikh Zayed

Martin Williamson

UAE v England A, 4th match, Sharjah

Prior and Solanki seal the clean sweep

Mar 4, 2005: An opening stand of 227 between Matt Prior and Vikram Solanki hurried England A to victory over the United Arab Emirates in the fourth and final match of their brief stay in Sharjah

ESPNcricinfo staff

Quadrangular in Sharjah starting 3 April 2003

Mar 28, 2003: Media Release: PCB on final scedule for Sharjah

Pakistan Cricket Board

CBFS hits out at decision to pull out

Apr 2, 2001: The announcement was not unexpected

Partab Ramchand

CBFS terms Indian decision as discriminatory

Apr 2, 2001: Terming as discriminatory India's decision to refuse permission to its team to play in Sharjah, CBFS, the organisers there, expressed the hope that the country would reverse its stance in near future

Govt refuses permission for Sharjah tri-series

Apr 1, 2001: India will not participate in the Sharjah triangular cricket tournament after the Government on Sunday in New Delhi expressed its reservations over the team playing at non-regular venues

A short-sighted decision

Mar 27, 2001: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia's sudden, unilateral and mind-boggling decision to break "all cricketing relations with India" was nothing less than a rude shock for the lovers of the game in this country

Tanvir Ahmad

CBFS lobbying with India, courting New Zealand

Mar 27, 2001: The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS), chairman Abdul Rehman Bukhatir on Tuesday lobbied with Indian officials to reconsider their reservations over participating in the tri-nation series even as the CBFS sounded New Zealand about taking India's

India-Pakistan likely to play in Sharjah

Feb 2, 2001: Lahore: Cricketing relations between Pakistan and India are likely to be restored as both the countries are invited to compete in a tri-nation tournament to be held at Sharjah from Feb 8 to 11 to raise funds for Indian earthquake victims

Short singles from Sharjah

Nov 23, 2000: There is usually a political side-issue festering in the background in tournaments such as these

Tony Munro

Calcutta shocked by Sharjah debacle

Oct 31, 2000: The entire city of Calcutta seems to have been shocked by the performance of the Indian batsmen in the final of the Coca Cola Champions Trophy at Sharjah

Sakyasen Mittra

Sharjah: Pakistan's 2nd Home-ground

Apr 6, 2000: Another one-day tournament, another trophy for Pakistan

Kashif Ahmed

Crowds give thumbs down to Sharjah Cup

Mar 28, 2000: Sharjah, March 27: There are no Mexican waves

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