Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium during a day-night 2011 Cricket World Cup group match.
|Operator||Bangladesh, Chittagong Division|
|Tenants||Bangladesh cricket team, Chittagong Kings|
|First Test||28 Feb – 3 Mar 2006: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||9-13 Oct 2013: Bangladesh v New Zealand|
|First ODI||25 February 2006: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||6 December 2011: Bangladesh v Pakistan|
|As of 27 Oct 2013
Source: Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Cricinfo
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (Bengali: জহুর আহমেদ চৌধুরী স্টেডিয়াম), previously known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in the port city of Chittagong, in south-eastern Bangladesh. It became a Test cricket venue on 27 February 2006 when it hosted a Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It hosted two group matches of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. It has seating capacity of around 20,000.
Currently, it is the main cricket venue of the port city. Previously, the MA Aziz Stadium was the main cricket venue of Chittagong, however it focuses on football now. It is also home to the Chittagong Kings, the local franchise in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Situated about half-an-hour's drive outside the city center, the Chittagong Divisional Stadium was one of the five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the run-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was finally granted full international status in January 2006, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour to the country. The stadium itself is a concrete bowl set in acres of prime agricultural land, with a three-tier pavilion providing the focal point. The stadium provides views of beautiful lush trees, the port, and ships on the coast. It had floodlights installed prior to the world cup, only the second cricket ground in Bangladesh, giving it the ability to host day/night cricket matches.
Notable Players From Chittagong Division
2011 World Cup
It was the second venue in Bangladesh of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the other being Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. It hosted two matches, the historic match between Bangladesh and England, where the home team nail-bitingly beat England, and the other being between the home side and Netherlands.
225 (49.4 overs)
227/8 (49 overs)
- Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
14 March 2011
160 (46.2 overs)
166/4 (41.2 overs)
- Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
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- Chittagong Home | Travel | ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 | ESPN Cricinfo
- Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium | Bangladesh | Cricket Grounds | ESPN Cricinfo
- World Cup Cricket: Chittagong city wears new look, The News Today, 6 February 2011
- Bangladesh stun England in a thriller: Cricketnext
- Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 6 wickets: Cricketnext