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Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sas Al Nakhl Area,Khalifa City A, - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates

Phone No. +971 2 558 8331
Established 2004
Capacity 20,000
Flood Light Yes
End Name North End, Pavillion end

Records and statistics
First TestPakistan v South Africa, 20-24, Nov 2010
Last TestAfghanistan v Zimbabwe, 10-14, Mar 2021
First ODIPakistan v India, 18-Apr-2006
Last ODIAfghanistan v Ireland, 26-Jan-2021
First T20IAfghanistan v Scotland, 10-Feb-2010
Last T20IAfghanistan v Zimbabwe, 20-Mar-2021
Ground Fixtures
Date & time Detail
28 Sep 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
42nd Match - Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
01 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
45th Match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
02 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
47th Match - Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
06 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
52nd Match - Bangalore Royal Challengers v Sunrisers Hyderabad
08 Oct 2021 D/N
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
55th Match - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
18 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
4th Match, First Round Group A - Namibia v Sri Lanka
18 Oct 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
3rd Match, First Round Group A - Ireland v Netherlands
20 Oct 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
7th Match, First Round Group A - Namibia v Netherlands
20 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
8th Match, First Round Group A - Ireland v Sri Lanka
23 Oct 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
13th Match, Group 1 - Australia v South Africa
27 Oct 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
21st Match, Group 2 - B1 v A2
27 Oct 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
20th Match, Group 1 - England v B2
31 Oct 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
27th Match, Group 2 - Afghanistan v A2
02 Nov 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
30th Match, Group 1 - South Africa v B2
02 Nov 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
31st Match, Group 2 - Pakistan v A2
03 Nov 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
33rd Match, Group 2 - Afghanistan v India
04 Nov 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
35th Match, Group 1 - West Indies v A1
06 Nov 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
38th Match, Group 1 - Australia v West Indies
07 Nov 2021
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
40th Match, Group 2 - Afghanistan v New Zealand
10 Nov 2021 N
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
1st Semi-Final - TBD v TBD

The state of the art Sheikh Zayed Stadium is probably one of the best cricket grounds. It was started out in May 2004 and held its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya  in the Intercontinental Cup that November.

With a capacity of 20,000 it has organized a variety  of international and domestic games, while it's vicinity to the town - just 30 minutes drive from the Abu Dhabi Island City - makes it a perfect location for sports, concerts and corporate activities.

The ground is covered with two huge stands at either end, with the areas square  of the wicket providing large grass banking for audiences to sit, although during the daytime that might be less than attractive as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams observe from inside air-conditioned glass areas.

One of the more memorable events at the stadium where the two continuous charity match between cricketing challengers Pakistan and India in April 2006. The two teams put aside their variations in support for the 2005 Pakistan upheaval victims.

The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.

Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Abu Dhabi. The stadium has been built at a cost of $2.5 million. It can accommodate 20000 people and has well-equipped facilities.

The stadium has floodlights facilities and is a newer venue in Sharjah. Indian and Pakistan played a 'Friendship Series' in April, 2006. The series was expected to raise $10 million for the earthquake relief out if which 75 per cent will go to Pakistan and the rest to India.

The stadium was opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup that November.


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