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 Feb, 2006: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||6 Dec, 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 February 27, 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 now it focuses on football. It is also the home to the Chittagong Kings, the local franchise from Bangladesh Premier League.
Situated about half-an-hour 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 an concrete bowl set in acres of prime agricultural land, with a three-tier pavilion providing the focal point. The stadium provides the view of the beauty of lush trees, the port, and ships in the coast. It was installed with floodlights prior to the world cup; it is the second cricket ground in Bangladesh to be equipped with floodlights and have the ability to host day/night cricket matches.
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.
- List of international cricket centuries at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- List of Test cricket grounds
- List of stadiums in Asia
- List of international cricket grounds in Bangladesh
- Stadiums in Bangladesh
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- Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- 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, 06.02.2011
- Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 6 wickets : Cricketnext
- Bangladesh stun England in a thriller : Cricketnext