Nairobi Gymkhana Club

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Nairobi Gymkhana Club
Ground information
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Capacity 7,000
End names
City End
Forest Road End
International information
First ODI 28 September 1996: Kenya v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 4 February 2009: Kenya v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Kenya (1986 – present)

Nairobi Gymkhana Club is a cricket ground and team in Nairobi, Kenya. It hosted two matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The ground has a capacity of 7,000 people. It is located north of the central business district, but not far from it.

The ground is home to a cricket team of the same name, which is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Kenya. Earlier the ground was called Suleman Verjee Indian Gymkhana having been donated by the Suleman Verjee family at a time when no recreational facilities of scale were available to Indians in Kenya. It has become the main cricket ground in Kenya and hosts International games for the National team. It was at this ground, that Shahid Afridi scored the fastest ODI century in 1997 from just 37 balls. This record was broken on January 1, 2014 by Corey Anderson against West Indies at Queenstown Events Centre in New Zealand. Anderson got the century in just 36 balls and he hit 14 sixes en route to his 131 off 47 balls. The Gymkhana club also has an inside mini area where you have a badminton court and further in, you have an outside place where you have a swimming pool and a restaurant.

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Coordinates: 1°16′12″S 36°49′38.5″E / 1.27000°S 36.827361°E / -1.27000; 36.827361