2006
AK Fazlul Haque
25,000
Yes
Ispahani End, Aqua Paints End
Football
11:02, Sat Apr 30, 2016 (UTC +0600)
Shere Bangla National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Bangladesh v India - May 25-27, 2007 Scorecard
Bangladesh v South Africa - Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Dec 8, 2006 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Nov 11, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Bangladesh v West Indies - Oct 11, 2011 Scorecard
Bangladesh v India - Mar 6, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, named after AK Fazlul Haque, one of the country's most renowned leaders and freedom fighters in the 1940s, is situated about 10 kilometres outside the centre of Dhaka. The move from the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka to Mirpur was met with much resistance, but the BCB had decided they needed a stadium dedicated exclusively to cricket, and carried on despite criticism.

The most striking feature of the ground is the drainage facility which is probably the best in the subcontinent. The ground was originally built for football and athletics and was hence rectangular in shape. To bring it back to a shape suited for cricket, a lot of demolition had to be done, and also the athletics tracks had to be dug up. About three feet of soil was excavated to remove all the red clay. PVC pipes were fit in before filling it up with rock chips and sand and then grass. The slope is nice and even, a difference of 29 inches from the wicket to the boundary.

The ground hosted its first Test when Bangladesh played India in May 2007; a timely start was made possible because of the efficient drainage after heavy overnight showers. The wicket was pretty flat and slow, but that could have more to do with the home team's mindset of not expecting to win.

The floodlights have to be changed - currently they have the ones used for football matches. Although not completely ready yet, the stadium looks impressive, and should become one of the more noted venues in the subcontinent.

The triangular spaces under the stands outside have been used for furniture shops. The grassless plot next to the ground, which plays venue to about 20 simultaneous matches with a tape-tennis ball every evening and morning, adds to the stadium's reputation of being the home of Bangladesh cricket's new home.
Sidharth Monga May 2007

Fixtures

2016
Sat Apr 30 (50 ovs)
09:00 local | 03:00 GMT
23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT
Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League
Kalabagan Krira Chakra v Prime Bank Cricket Club
Mon May 2 (50 ovs)
09:00 local | 03:00 GMT
23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT
Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League
Cricket Coaching School v Gazi Group Cricketers
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The Mirpur groundstaff were hard at work during the rain delay, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 6, 2016
The Mirpur groundstaff were hard at work during the rain delay
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Rain and wind tested the Mirpur groundstaff, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 6, 2016
Rain and wind tested the Mirpur groundstaff
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Heavy rain delayed the toss, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup final, Mirpur, March 6, 2016
Heavy rain delayed the toss in Mirpur
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The ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was delayed due to heavy rain, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st ODI, Mirpur, July 10, 2015
The ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was delayed due to heavy rain
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Kalabagan KC v Prime Bank at Dhaka - Apr 30
Prime Bank 178/5 (30/50 ov)
Cricket CS v Gazi Group at Dhaka
May 2, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
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