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Sharjah Cricket Stadium

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Hosted under the auspices of Cricketers Benefit Fund Series by cricketing patron Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, the events also saw some of the former greats from both Pakistan and India honoured with benefits funds for their services.

Pakistan also played two Tests each against the West Indies and Australia after both teams refused to tour them in the wake of a war on terror sparked in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks on the United States in 2001.

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The Sharjah Cricket Stadium needs no introduction. From hosting its first international match way back in 1984 to organising over 200 ODI’s to enter the Guinness Records, it has come a long way. The stadium was built in 1982 and rose to fame quickly becoming a beacon for local and regional matches.

Once the international matches started, the stadium was amidst thick of things registering some of the most memorable matches. The stadium was also a neutral venue for the mouth-watering clashes between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, who did not get to host each other due to strained relations between the two governments.

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It has also hosted five Test matches as Pakistan played several home fixtures in the UAE due to security concerns. Pakistan played the West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka at the venue. Today, it is also considered the home venue for Afghanistan. The grant was made by Bukhatir.

The game was once played in the desert and empty streets. Today the UAE is the headquarters of the ICC, cricket’s global body

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Cricket in the UAE literally took off from the runway of a makeshift airport. The game was first played in the Abu Shaghara area near the Old Sharjah airport. It was a Royal Air Force base and the servicemen played the game regularly during the early sixties.

No one believed then that Sharjah would, one day, go on to clinch a place in the history of world cricket by being a venue that hosted the maximum number of One-Day Internationals (at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium) and that the UAE would go on to become the home for world cricket’s governing body.

The man who sowed the seeds for cricket to blossom in the desert was none other than cricket lover and businessman Abdul Rahman Bukhatir. He believed that cricket could be played in a country where the annual rain fall was a mere 6cm.

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Pakistan Super League PSL 2017
2017
AR Rahman Show
2016
Chandrika Show
2016
Asiavision Show
2016
Flowers TV show
2016
Vismaya Show
2016
Vismayam 2016 Hosted by the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2016
Alokozay Cup
2014
ICC Under19 World Cup Hosted
2014
IPL Hosted by the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2013
ICC World Circket League Championship
2013
First T20 Played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2011
Guinnes Books of World Records for 200 ODI
2010
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is declared as the Home Ground for Afghanistan Cricket Team
2004
ICC Intercontinental Cup Hosted by the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2003
Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup
2003
Dubai International Pop Dhamaka
2002
First Test Match Played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
2002
Capacity Upgraded to 25,000 spectators
2002
Sharjah Cup
2001
Khaleej Times Trophy
2001
ARY Gold Cup
2000
Coca Cola Champions Trophy
1997
Singer Akai Champions Trophy
1996
Pepsi Sharjah Cup
1995
Singer Champion Trophy
1993
Wills Sharjah Trophy
1990
Austral Asia Cup hosted at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
1986
Champions Trophy
1984
First ODI Match & Series Played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
1982
Established in 1982 with a capacity of 15,000 spectators
1981
CBFS conducts the first international match between Gavaskar XI and Miandad XI