Grounds / Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

 
Opened Feb 10, 2007
Sir Vivian Richards
10,000 (20,000 for 2007 World Cup)
Four towers, first tested Nov 10, 2006
Media Centre End, Pavilion End
Antigua and Barbuda, Leeward Islands
08:16, Sat Aug 23, 2014 (UTC -0400)
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
 

Records and statistics

West Indies v Australia - May 30-Jun 3, 2008 Scorecard
West Indies v New Zealand - Jul 25-29, 2012 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
West Indies v Australia - Mar 27-28, 2007 Scorecard
West Indies v England - Mar 5, 2014 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
West Indies v South Africa - May 19, 2010 Scorecard
West Indies v Zimbabwe - Mar 3, 2013 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The decision to replace the popular and atmospheric Antigua Recreation Ground as Antigua's premier venue was a far from popular one, but space limits at the ARG restricted development potential. The new venue, built in time for the 2007 World Cup, has had problems from the start, with serious issues surrounding access to the ground even when crowds are small - and the reluctance of the local population to embrace the more remote new ground meant attendances have been poor. The state of the outfield has also caused concerns from the off, and despite being relaid after the 2008 Australia Test, the 2009 Test against England was farcically abandoned after ten balls because of the sandy and dangerous state of the bowlers' run-ups. It cast doubts over the future of an unloved venue.

The ground is dominated by two large stands, the five-story southern one housing the pavilion as well as corporate suits, the northern one the media. The eastern and western side are made up of burms (terraces) which the architects intended to help the venue retain a more casual Caribbean flavour.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2015
Mon Apr 13 - Fri Apr 17
1st Test - West Indies v England
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Rain interrupted play, West Indies v South Africa, 1st ODI, Antigua, May 22, 2010
Rain interrupted play
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Groundsmen dig beneath the surface of the Antigua pitch and find a sandpit, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St. Johns, Antigua, February 13, 2009
Groundsmen dig beneath the surface of the Antigua pitch and find a sandpit
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Where are the buckets and spades? Groundsmen dig beneath the surface but find just sand, sand, sand in Antigua, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St. Johns, Antigua, February 13, 2009
Where are the buckets and spades? Groundsmen dig beneath the surface but find just sand, sand, sand in Antigua
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Daren Powell points to a suspect part of the bowlers' run-up on a farcical day in Antigua, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St. Johns, Antigua, February 13, 2009
Daren Powell points to a suspect part of the bowlers' run-up on a farcical day in Antigua
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