1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
16:02, Thu Dec 25, 2014 (UTC +0400)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v West Indies - Jan 31-Feb 4, 2002 Scorecard
New Zealand v Pakistan - Nov 26-30, 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
New Zealand v Pakistan - Dec 14, 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
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

2015
Fri Jan 9 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
1st ODI - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (Reserve Day)
Sun Jan 11 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
2nd ODI - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (Reserve Day)
Tue Jan 13 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (Reserve Day)
Thu Jan 15 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women
Fri Jan 16 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women
Sat Jan 17 (20 ovs)
3rd T20I - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women
Sun Jan 25 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Oman v Saudi Arabia
Sun Jan 25 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Kuwait v Singapore
Mon Jan 26 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Maldives v Singapore
Mon Jan 26 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Malaysia v Oman
Tue Jan 27 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Kuwait v Maldives
Tue Jan 27 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Malaysia v Saudi Arabia
Thu Jan 29 (20 ovs)
09:30 local | 05:30 GMT
00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Maldives v Oman
Thu Jan 29 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Saudi Arabia v Singapore
Thu Jan 29 (20 ovs)
16:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Kuwait v Malaysia
Fri Jan 30 (20 ovs)
09:30 local | 05:30 GMT
00:30 EST | 23:30 CST | 21:30 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Maldives v Saudi Arabia
Fri Jan 30 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Kuwait v Oman
Fri Jan 30 (20 ovs)
16:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
ACC Twenty20 Cup
Malaysia v Singapore
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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
1st ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 9, 2015 ()
2nd ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 11, 2015 ()
3rd ODI: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 13, 2015 ()
1st T20I: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 15, 2015 ()
2nd T20I: Pak Women v SL Women at Sharjah
Jan 16, 2015 ()
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