- Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Ground information Location Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh Establishment 2006 Capacity 26,000 Owner Dhaka Division Operator Bangladesh, Dhaka Division Tenants Bangladesh Cricket Team End names Ispahani End
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International information First Test 25 May – 27 May 2007: Bangladesh v India Last Test Oct 29-Nov 2 2011: Bangladesh v West Indies First ODI 8 Dec 2006: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Last ODI Oct 15 2011: Bangladesh v West Indies As of 12 Nov 2011
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium or Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS) (Bengali: শের-এ-বাংলা জাতীয় ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম), is a cricket ground in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, located in Mirpur, 10 kilometers away from the city center. It holds 26,000 people and was built in 2006. At first, it was named "Mirpur Stadium", but the Bangladeshi government later renamed it as "Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium" in remembrance of Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq..In 2006 the home-of-cricket of Bangladesh was shifted to SBNS from Bangabandhu National Stadium. It is home to majority of Bangladesh's first class, test, ODI, twenty20 and women's cricket matches.
The ground is a state of the art stadium, equipped with world class facilities. It is considered one of the best grounds in the subcontinent. The most striking feature of the ground is the modern drainage facility. The ground was originally built for football and athletics and was hence rectangular in shape. To bring it back to a shape suited for cricket, a lot of renovation had to be done, and also the athletics tracks had to be dug up. About three feet of soil was excavated to remove all the red clay. PVC pipes were fit in before filling it up with rock chips and sand and then grass. The slope is nice and even, a difference of 29 inches from the wicket to the boundary. The ground was fitted with floodlights on 2009; it is able to host Day/night cricket matches.
First Test and ODI
Cricket World Cup, 2011
See main article: 2011 Cricket World Cup
The stadium hosted 4 group matches and 2 quarter finals during the 2011 Cricket World Cup which took place in 19 February – 2 April, jointly hosted by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Prior to the tournament, the stadium has undergone radical renovations. A giant screen and an electronic scoreboard had been installed, the traditional sight-screens have been replaced with electronic ones, the flood lights have been improved, a Hover-Cover has been bought from the UK for about $16,000, plastic seats have been installed for the whole ground, a new media center has been built which accommodates about 200 journalists and the dressing rooms have also been given a makeover. Also adjacent to the main ground, a new Cricket Academy has been formed and with it came a whole new training ground, adding to the already existing indoor training facility.
19 February 2011 (D/N)
370/4 (50 overs)
283/9 (50 overs)
India won by 87 runs 25 February 2011 (D/N)
205 (49.2 overs)
178 (45 overs)
Bangladesh won by 27 runs 4 March 2011 (D/N)
58 (18.5 overs)
v West Indies
59/1 (12.2 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets 19 March 2011
284/8 (50 overs)
78 (28 overs)
South Africa won by 206 runs
23 March 2011 (D/N)
112 (43.3 overs)
113/0 (20.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 wickets 25 March 2011 (D/N)
221/8 (50 overs)
v South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 49 runs
List of international cricket centuries at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
- Upcoming Matches at Mirpur Stadium - List of Fixtures to be played at Sher e Bangla National Stadium.
- A BanglaCricket Exclusive: The Mirpur Stadium - an article on the recent reconstruction of the ground.
2011 Cricket World Cup Stadiums India Sri Lanka BangladeshZohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium · Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium (Quarter-final)
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