M. A. Aziz Stadium

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M. A. Aziz Stadium
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M. A. Aziz Stadium
Ground information
Location Chittagong
Establishment 1977
Owner Chittagong Division
Operator Bangladesh, Chittagong Abahani, Chittagong Mohammedan
Tenants Chittagong Mohammedan (Football)
Chittagong Abahani (Football)
Chittagong Kings (Cricket)
End names
Pedrollo End
Ispahani End
International information
First Test 15 – 19 Nov 2001: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
Last Test 6 – 10 Jan 2005: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
First ODI 27 Oct 1988: Bangladesh v India
Last ODI 26 Jan 2005: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
As of 9 December 2012
Source: M. A. Aziz Stadium, Cricinfo

M. A. Aziz Stadium (Bengali: এম এ আজিজ স্টেডিয়াম; also known as Chittagong Stadium) is a multipurpose stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The local cricket and football teams play there. Its total capacity is 30,000.[1] On a historical note, this stadium was used as headquarters during the war for independence in 1971. The main cricket venue of the port city has been shifted to the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

History[edit]

Back in 1 January 1955 Indian team led by Vinoo Mankad came to play in the newly built stadium. Their opponents were East Pakistan Sports Federation. Then the Stadium was called Niaz Stadium, after the name of District Administrator of that time who helped to build it. Then the name of the mountain covered aria was Jongli Polton. Later it was changed. After the Mankad’s team the stadium welcomed Donald Carr of MCC. MCC also came once more after the war of liberation. In 1976–77 the name of the stadium was changed to Chattagram Jilla Krira Porishod (Chittagong District Sports Organization) stadium. It was under the PG of that district.

The stadium became the centre of Chittagong's sports over the years. In 1957–58 Chittagong Commerce College met Jogonnath College at the final of the Inter College Cricket. Chittagong team was runners up. At the outer part of the stadium Star Jubo and Star Summer tournaments were also held. East Bengal also came to play. In the 1980s cricket started to be influenced by Asgar, Abedin and Ispahani family. Many of the National Team cricketers like Minhajul Abedin, Akram Khan and Nurul Abedin started their careers here. Later tournaments like Star Jubo and Star Summer had stopped.

The first One Day International took place back in 27 October 1988 during the Wills Asia Cup. Bangladesh’s opponent was India and Pakistan in those two matches. Bangladesh lost the matches by 9 wickets and 173 runs respectively. Bangladesh played 7 Tests and 8 ODIs so far at this ground. The stadium made a debut as the 82nd test venue in 15 November 2001 with the Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

In early January 2005 at this stadium, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe in their 35th Test, their first ever Test match victory. In the first Test of the series, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 226 runs.

The stadium is the main football venue of the port city.

BPL 2013[edit]

After a long time the M. A. Aziz Stadium hosted cricket matches of the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League, along with Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka and Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. Home team Chittagong Kings played 4 matches here.[2] 10 matches were played from 25 January to 2 February 2013.[3]

28 January
14:00
Scorecard
Chittagong Kings
172/6 (20 overs)
v
Sylhet Royals
176/7 (19.3 overs)
Naeem Islam 72 (52
Sohag Gazi 2/21 (3.1 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 43 (26)
Kevon Cooper 3/21 (4 overs)
Sylhet Royals won by 3 wickets
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Tanvir Ahmed (Ban)
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi (Sylhet Royals)

28 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Duronto Rajshahi
213/6 (20 overs)
v
Barisal Burners
209/7 (20 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 66 (47)
Alok Kapali 3/23 (4 overs)
Azhar Mahmood 54 (28)
Abul Hasan 2/43 (4 overs)
Duronto Rajshahi won by 4 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Gazi Sohel (Ban)
Player of the match: Charles Coventry (Duronto Rajshahi)

29 January
14:00
Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators
158/5 (20 overs)
v
Sylhet Royals
127/8 (20 overs)
Darren Stevens 55* (35)
Mominul Haque 1/18 (2 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 41 (37)
Alfonso Thomas 2/12 (4 overs)
Dhaka Gladiators won by 31 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Masudur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Darren Stevens (Dhaka Gladiators)

29 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rangpur Riders
122 (20 overs)
v
Khulna Royal Bengals
89 (18.4 overs)
Kevin O' Brien 24 (30)
Daniel Harris 3/22 (4 overs)
Asif Ahmed 19 (18)
Fidel Edwards 4/11 (3.4 overs)
Rangpur Riders won by 33 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Fidel Edwards (Rangpur Riders)

31 January
14:00
Scorecard
Sylhet Royals
126 (19.3 overs)
v
Rangpur Riders
122 (19.3 overs)
Shamsur Rahman 52 (46)
Sohag Gazi 3/20 (4 overs)
Sylhet Royals won by 5 wickets
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Tanvir Ahmed (Ban)
Player of the match: Nazmul Hossain Milon (Sylhet Royals)

31 January
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Barisal Burners
182/5 (20 overs)
v
Chittagong Kings
176/6 (20 overs)
Sabbir Rahman 40 (27)
Kevon Cooper 2/27 (4 overs)
Brendan Taylor 51 (42)
Elias Sunny 3/24 (4 overs)
Barisal Burners won by 6 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Tanvir Ahmed (Ban)
Player of the match: Azhar Mahmood (Barisal Burners)

1 February
14:30
Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators
137/5 (20 overs)
v
Duronto Rajshahi
124/9 (20 overs)
Owais Shah 43 (40)
Taijul Islam 2/24 (4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 33 (18)
Mosharraf Hossain 2/17 (4 overs)
Dhaka Gladiators won by 13 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Gazi Sohel (Ban)
Player of the match: Alfonso Thomas (Dhaka Gladiators

1 February
18:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chittagong Kings
137/2 (18 overs)
v
Khulna Royal Bengals
136/5 (20 overs)
Brendan Taylor 69 (49)
Sanjamul Islam 1/26 (4 overs)
Riki Wessels 35 (32)
Enamul Haque Jr. 3/28 (4 overs)
Chittagong Kings won by 8 wickets
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban) and Masudur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Brendan Taylor (Chittagong Kings)

2 February
14:30
Scorecard
Barisal Burners
152/6 (20 overs)
v
Duronto Rajshahi
153/6 (19.4 overs)
Azhar Mahmood 57 (34)
Dilshan Munaweera 2/18 (4 overs)
Jahurul Islam 57 (38)
Azhar Mahmood 2/20 (4 overs)
Duronto Rajshahi won by 4 wickets
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Gazi Sohel (Ban)
Player of the match: Jahurul Islam (Duronto Rajshahi)

2 February
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dhaka Gladiators
88/8 (20 overs)
v
Chittagong Kings
142 (20 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 33 (48)
Jacob Oram 2/7 (4 overs)
Naeem Islam 50 (38)
Alfonso Thomas 2/11 (4 overs)
Chittagong Kings won by 54 runs
M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Mahfuzur Rahman (Ban) and Masudur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Naeem Islam (Chittagong Kings)

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Coordinates: 22°21′21″N 91°46′04″E / 22.355841°N 91.767769°E / 22.355841; 91.767769