Sharjah Cricket Stadium makes history by hosting the most number of international matches


An aerial view of Sharjah Cricket Satdium.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Sharjah Cricket Stadium made history by hosting the most number of international matches as of Saturday. This Saturday marked another red-letter day in the history of the Stadium.

The 28th T20 between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan made it the number one venue for staging internationals, nudging out the Sydney Cricket Ground from the top position.

Sharjah has now hosted 244 ODIs, 9 Tests and 28 T20s giving it a total of 281.

It’s an incredible feat for a venue in a country, which is an Associate member of the International Cricket Council.

Abdulrahman Bukhatir, the UAE business, cricket enthusiast and former chief of the Asian Cricket Council who brought cricket fever to the UAE, said: “It was a very satisfying feeling and thanked all those thousands who have enjoyed the games these past 40 years.”

The match was record-breaking in many ways —Sri Lanka completed the highest ever run-chase on the ground and the highest ever chase against Afghanistan in T20s.


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