1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
08:31, Wed Mar 04, 2015 (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 Mar 13 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 05:30 GMT
01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
1st ODI - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
Sun Mar 15 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 05:30 GMT
01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
2nd ODI - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
Tue Mar 17 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 05:30 GMT
01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
Thu Mar 19 (20 ovs)
11:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
1st T20I - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
Fri Mar 20 (20 ovs)
11:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
2nd T20I - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
Sun Mar 22 (20 ovs)
11:00 local | 07:00 GMT
03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT
3rd T20I - Pakistan Women v South Africa Women
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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
1st ODI: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 13, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 15, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT -1d)
3rd ODI: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 17, 2015 (09:30 local | 05:30 GMT | 01:30 EDT | 00:30 CDT | 22:30 PDT -1d)
1st T20I: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 19, 2015 (11:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd T20I: Pak Women v SA Women at Sharjah
Mar 20, 2015 (11:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
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