1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
23:41, Thu Apr 24, 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
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dec 22, 2013 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
Records index

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
Thu Apr 24 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 14:30 GMT
10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT
Indian T20 League
Bangalore T20 v Kolkata T20
Sun Apr 27 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 10:30 GMT
06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT
Indian T20 League
Delhi T20 v Mumbai T20
Sun Apr 27 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 14:30 GMT
10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT
Indian T20 League
Hyderabad T20 v Chennai T20
Wed Oct 8 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
2nd ODI - Pakistan v Australia
Mon Oct 13 - Thu Oct 16
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
Pakistan A v Australians
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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
Bangalore v Kolkata at Sharjah - Apr 24
Kolkata won by 2 runs
Delhi v Mumbai at Sharjah
Apr 27, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Hyderabad v Chennai at Sharjah
Apr 27, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Sharjah
Oct 8, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Pakistan A v Australians at Sharjah
Oct 13-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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