Arbab Niaz Stadium

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Arbab Niaz Stadium
Ground information
  • 20,000 (1984)
  • 30,000+ (2021)
OwnerSports Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
OperatorDistrict Cricket Association (As Lessee)
TenantsPakistan national cricket team
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team
Peshawar Zalmi[1]
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.[2]

Overview and history

The construction of the stadium was completed by November 1984 and was known as Shahi Bagh Stadium.[3] It is the home ground for Peshawar Zalmi. In 1985 it replaced the Peshawar Club Ground which was the home ground for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team since 1938. In 1986 the stadium replaced the Peshawar Club Ground for the Peshawar cricket team which was also using the same venue as a home ground since 1956. The stadium 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),[4] and seven Test matches since 1995, most recently in 2003.[5] The ground has a seating capacity of 20,000.[6] 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. [7]

See also


  1. ^ Bhatti, Abdul Majid (15 September 2020). "Peshawar, Quetta to again miss out on PSL 2021 matches, PCB confirms". Geo Super. Archived from the original on 19 September 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020. Two of the four provinces will once again see no action of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Peshawar’s Arbab Niaz Stadium and Quetta’s Bugti Stadium won’t be ready in time to host matches for the 2021 tournament...
  2. ^ Paracha, Nadeem F. (10 March 2017). "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
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  4. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar | One-Day Internationals | Match results | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Cricket Records | Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar | Records | Test matches | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "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