The Sharjah Cricket International Stadium is situated in Emirates of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates. It was improved over the years after its establishment in 1980’s. It is involved in one of the few test cricket grounds at which the test match has been played without a home country team and is the only one in the non-test playing country. It was also selected as a neutral venue for the matches between Pakistan and other teams because of the security problems in Pakistan.
Two test matches were hosted in February between Pakistan and West Indies as a neutral venue and also two test matches between Pakistan and Australia in October.
206 One day internationals were held on the basis of commercially sponsored in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium between three or four international teams based on One day tournaments. Because of the South Asian population Sharjah Cricket Stadium was a valuable crowd attracting place. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is also famous because of its match fixing scandals.
Jonathan Agnew the BBC cricket correspondent said in 2001, this thing is again plausible because the Sharjah Cricket stadium is again pinpointed as the center of the match fixing activity. He also quoted the I can take oath that about two of the dozen or so matches on this desert are being fixed.
Sharjah International Cricket Stadium’s Ground Information:
- Site: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- Establishment: 1982
- Capacity: 27,000
- Owner: Sharjah Cricket
- Tenants: UAE 1982-Present, Afghanistan 2010-Present
- End Names: Pavilion End and Sharjah Club End
International Information of Sharjah International Cricket Stadium:
- First Test: 31st January 2002, Pakistan vs West Indies
- Last Test: 26-30 November 2014, Pakistan vs New Zealand
- First T20I: 3 March 2013, Afghanistan vs Scotland
- Last t20: 8 December 2013, Afghanistan vs Pakistan
- First ODI: 6 April 1984 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
- Last ODI: 14 December 2014, Pakistan vs New Zealand