2006
AK Fazlul Haque
25,000
Yes
Ispahani End, Aqua Paints End
Football
13:29, Thu Apr 17, 2014 (UTC +0600)
Shere Bangla National Stadium
 

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Bangladesh v India - May 25-27, 2007 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka - Jan 27-30, 2014 Scorecard
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Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Dec 8, 2006 Scorecard
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Bangladesh v West Indies - Oct 11, 2011 Scorecard
India v Sri Lanka - Apr 6, 2014 Scorecard
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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

2014
Sun May 4 - Thu May 8
Bangladesh Cricket League
Final - TBC v TBC
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Hail peppers the Shere Bangla outfield, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014
Hail peppers the Shere Bangla outfield
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The storm had the final say in Mirpur, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014
The storm had the final say in Mirpur
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Heavy rains preceded the second Test, Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur, October 20, 2013
Heavy rains preceded the second Test
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A notice inside the press box at the Shere Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test, Mirpur, 2nd day, November 14, 2012
A notice inside the press box at the Shere Bangla Stadium
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