1982
16,000
Yes
Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
United Arab Emirates
22:22, Wed Sep 22, 2021 (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
United Arab Emirates v Scotland - Dec 11, 2019 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 - Feb 6, 2018 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

2021
Fri Sep 24 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
Sat Sep 25 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings
Tue Sep 28 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals
Thu Sep 30 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings
Sat Oct 2 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals
Sun Oct 3 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Punjab Kings
Tue Oct 5 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Thu Oct 7 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
Mon Oct 11 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Eliminator - TBC v TBC
Wed Oct 13 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
Indian Premier League
Qualifier 2 - TBC v TBC
Fri Oct 22 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
11th Match, First Round Group A - Ireland v Namibia
Fri Oct 22 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
12th Match, First Round Group A - Netherlands v Sri Lanka
Sun Oct 24 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
15th Match, Group 1 - TBC v TBC
Mon Oct 25 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
17th Match, Group 2 - Afghanistan v TBC
Tue Oct 26 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
19th Match, Group 2 - Pakistan v New Zealand
Fri Oct 29 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
23rd Match, Group 1 - West Indies v TBC
Sat Oct 30 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
25th Match, Group 1 - South Africa v TBC
Mon Nov 1 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
29th Match, Group 1 - England v TBC
Fri Nov 5 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
36th Match, Group 2 - New Zealand v TBC
Sat Nov 6 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
39th Match, Group 1 - England v South Africa
Sun Nov 7 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
41st Match, Group 2 - Pakistan v TBC
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Latest Photos

Sharjah Cricket Stadium: a general view
Sharjah Cricket Stadium: a general view
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A general view of the Sharjah stadium from the stands, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2020, Sharjah, September 27, 2020
A general view of the Sharjah stadium from the stands
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The refurbished Sharjah Cricket Stadium gears up for IPL 2020, Sharjah, September 1, 2020
The refurbished Sharjah Cricket Stadium gears up for IPL 2020
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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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