Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

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Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
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Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium during a day-night 2011 Cricket World Cup group match.
Ground information
Location Sagorika, Chittagong
Capacity 18,148[1]
Owner Chittagong Division
Operator Bangladesh, Chittagong Division
Tenants Bangladesh cricket team, Chittagong Kings
End names
Walton End
Sahara End
International information
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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Notable Players From Chittagong Division[edit]


2011 World Cup[edit]

It was the second venue in Bangladesh of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the other being Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.[6] It hosted two matches, the historic match between Bangladesh and England, where the home team nail-bitingly beat England,[7] and the other being between the home side and Netherlands.[8]

11 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
225 (49.4 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
227/8 (49 overs)
Jonathan Trott 67 (99)
Naeem Islam 2/29 (8 overs)
Imrul Kayes 60 (100)
Ajmal Shahzad 3/43 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Daryl Harper (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Imrul Kayes (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

14 March 2011
09:30
Scorecard
Netherlands 
160 (46.2 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
166/4 (41.2 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 53* (71)
Abdur Razzak 3/29 (10 overs)
Imrul Kayes 73* (113)
Tom Cooper 2/33 (7.2 overs)
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Imrul Kayes (Ban)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°21′20.89″N 91°46′4.51″E / 22.3558028°N 91.7679194°E / 22.3558028; 91.7679194