1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
05:51, Sun Oct 26, 2014 (UTC +0400)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v West Indies - Jan 31-Feb 4, 2002 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Jan 16-20, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Apr 6, 1984 Scorecard
Australia v Pakistan - Oct 7, 2014 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Afghanistan v Scotland - Mar 3, 2013 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Pakistan - Dec 8, 2013 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, was built in the early 1980s and very quickly became a regular home for tournaments as the popularity of one-day cricket exploded following India's World Cup win in 1983. Between 1984 and 2003 the ground hosted 198 ODIs and four Tests (in 2002 when Pakistan played games there due to political instability at home), attracting good crowds, mainly from the area's large Asian expat population. It also hosted Masters (veterans) events and other second-string tournaments. All were played under the auspices of The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS)" which had been established in 1981 by Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, and whose main aim was to honour cricketers of the past and present generations from India and Pakistan, with benefit purses in recognition of their services to the game of cricket. The stadium initially started with a few limited seats and very modest facilities but by 2002 had a 27,000 capacity and floodlights.

But when the match-fixing scandals began to emerge in the late 1990s, Sharjah's star began to wane, and although nothing was ever proved, sides started to move away, and in 2001 the Indian government banned the national side from playing there. Between April 2003 and February 2010, the venue hosted no internationals, but that changed with Associates beginning to play games there and Pakistan needing an off-shore venue because of security problems in their country. It is now, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi, one of the UAE's international venues and has even resumed Test duties.
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Fixtures

2014
Mon Nov 3 - Wed Nov 5
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
Pakistan A v New Zealanders
Wed Nov 26 - Sun Nov 30
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
3rd Test - New Zealand v Pakistan
Fri Dec 12 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
2nd ODI - New Zealand v Pakistan
Sun Dec 14 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
3rd ODI - New Zealand v Pakistan
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Latest Photos

Chanaka Welegedara is congratulated on dismissing Younis Khan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, November 7, 2011
Chanaka Welegedara is congratulated on dismissing Younis Khan
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Taufeeq Umar plays straight, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, November 7, 2011
Taufeeq Umar plays straight
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Rangana Herath raises his fist after dismissing Azhar Ali, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, November 7, 2011
Rangana Herath raises his fist after dismissing Azhar Ali
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Rangana Herath celebrates his dismissal of Azhar Ali, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, November 7, 2011
Rangana Herath celebrates his dismissal of Azhar Ali
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Pakistan A v N Zealanders at Sharjah
Nov 3-5, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
3rd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah
Nov 26-30, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
2nd ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah
Dec 12, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST)
3rd ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah
Dec 14, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST)
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