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Wasim Akram appeals for a wicket

The home invasion

The Emirates have been a home away from home for Pakistan for three decades now. To see the IPL, which excludes Pakistan, being played there must feel like betrayal

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE 2011

Test cricket returns to Sharjah

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

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Sharjah

The neutral venue that stood like a beacon of hope for other offshore cricket venues

Cricinfo staff

Afghanistan news

Sharjah named Afghanistan's 'home ground'

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

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Pakistan v India 2008-09

Abu Dhabi offers to host India-Pakistan series

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

A new battle follows Sharjah's demise

Today Abu Dhabi ... tomorrow Dubai?

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

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UAE v England A, 4th match, Sharjah

Prior and Solanki seal the clean sweep

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