1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
17:50, Wed Dec 13, 2017 (UTC +0400)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v West Indies - Jan 31-Feb 4, 2002 Scorecard
Pakistan v West Indies - Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Apr 6, 1984 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Ireland - Dec 10, 2017 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 Zimbabwe - Jan 10, 2016 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

2017
Thu Dec 14 (10 ovs)
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
T10 League
1st match, Group A - Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
Thu Dec 14 (10 ovs)          
22:00 local | 18:00 GMT
13:00 EST | 12:00 CST | 10:00 PST
T10 League
2nd match, Group B - Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons
Fri Dec 15 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
T10 League
3rd match, Group A - Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends
Fri Dec 15 (10 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
T10 League
4th match, Group B - Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka
Fri Dec 15 (10 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
T10 League
5th match, Group A - Kerala Kings v Punjabi Legends
Fri Dec 15 (10 ovs)          
22:00 local | 18:00 GMT
13:00 EST | 12:00 CST | 10:00 PST
T10 League
6th match, Group B - Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka
Sat Dec 16 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
T10 League
Play-off - TBC v TBC
Sat Dec 16 (10 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
T10 League
Play-off - TBC v TBC
Sat Dec 16 (10 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
T10 League
Play-off - TBC v TBC
Sat Dec 16 (10 ovs)          
22:00 local | 18:00 GMT
13:00 EST | 12:00 CST | 10:00 PST
T10 League
5th place Play-off - TBC v TBC
Sun Dec 17 (10 ovs)          
17:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
T10 League
1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sun Dec 17 (10 ovs)          
19:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
T10 League
2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sun Dec 17 (10 ovs)          
21:30 local | 17:30 GMT
12:30 EST | 11:30 CST | 09:30 PST
T10 League
Final - TBC v TBC
2018
Wed Feb 28 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators
Thu Mar 1 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi
Fri Mar 2 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings
Fri Mar 2 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United
Sat Mar 3 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators
Sat Mar 3 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars
Sun Mar 4 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Karachi Kings
Tue Mar 13 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans v Islamabad United
Wed Mar 14 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars
Thu Mar 15 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings
Thu Mar 15 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United
Fri Mar 16 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars
Fri Mar 16 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Pakistan Super League
Islamabad United v Karachi Kings
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Sharjah holds the record for hosting the most ODIs
Sharjah holds the record for hosting the most ODIs
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Mazhar Khan, the honorary secretary of the Sharjah Cricket Council
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Jonathan Bairstow bats in Sharjah, Pakistan A v England XI, Sharjah, 1st day, October 5, 2015
Jonathan Bairstow bats in Sharjah
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Chanaka Welegedara is congratulated on dismissing Younis Khan, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day, November 7, 2011
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