Arbab Niaz Stadium

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Arbab Niaz Stadium
Ground information
OwnerSports Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
OperatorDistrict Cricket Association (As Lessee)
TenantsPeshawar Zalmi, Peshawar cricket team, Peshawar Panthers, DCA, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
End names
Pavilion End
College End
International information
First Test8–11 Sep 1995:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
Last Test27–30 Aug 2003:
 Pakistan v  Bangladesh
First ODI2 Nov 1984:
 Pakistan v  India
Last ODI6 Feb 2006:
 Pakistan v  India
As of 29 August 2009
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Arbab Niaz Stadium, formerly known as Shahi Bagh Stadium, is an international cricket ground located at Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1]

Overview and history

The stadium was constructed in 1984 and was known as Shahi Bagh Stadium.[2] It is the home ground for Peshawar Zalmi. It replaced the Peshawar Club Ground as the home ground for the Peshawar cricket team in 1985. The ground has hosted 17 ODIs since 1984 (most recently on 6 February 2006, between Pakistan vs India where Pakistan won by 18 runs by Duckworth–Lewis method),[3] and seven Test matches since 1995, most recently in 2003.[4] The ground has a seating capacity of 20,000.[5] Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government approved 1.2 billion rupees for upgradation of Arbab Niaz Cricket stadium Peshawar. According to Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, the stadium will be renovated according to international standard having all modern facilities for players, officials, journalists and audience, Radio Pakistan reported. [6]

See also


  1. ^ Paracha, Nadeem F. (2017-03-10). "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
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  3. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar | One-Day Internationals | Match results | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ "Cricket Records | Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar | Records | Test matches | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". Dawn. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
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Coordinates: 34°1′17.87″N 71°34′42.26″E / 34.0216306°N 71.5784056°E / 34.0216306; 71.5784056