National Cricket Stadium, Tangier
|Owner||Government of Morocco|
|Operator||Moroccan Cricket Association|
Cape Spartel End
|First ODI||12 August 2002:
Pakistan v South Africa
|Last ODI||21 August 2002:
South Africa v Sri Lanka
|As of 20 July 2009
Source: Ground profile
The ground was selected to hold the 2002 Morocco Cup, which was a tri-series One Day International competition involving Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Seven One Day Internationals were played during the competition, with Sri Lanka eventually winning it.
This was the first time One Day Internationals had been held by an Affiliate member nation of the International Cricket Council, though top-class cricket hasn't returned to the ground since.
- Practice area: 6 turf wickets and 2 concrete wickets
- Stadium capacity: 5000
- Bowling machines
- Large changing rooms for players
- The ground is available for hire upon request
- Fitness Centre
- SPA: massage, Jacuzzi, beauty-saloon, aroma- therapy, reflexology
- Sports Centre with multiple usage
- 72 equipped suites
- 56 bungalows
- Club House
The stadium has gradually fallen into decline, in doing so casting a shadow over the future of Morrocan Cricket.
Due to mismanagement and a lack of funds the stadium has not bee maintained. The wicket that once existed is now a feeding ground for sheep, and there is a digger stuck in mud in the outfield. Cricket matches have not been played in the stadium for over five years.
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- "One-Day International Matches played on National Cricket Stadium, Tangier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- "Other matches played on National Cricket Stadium, Tangier". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- "Can Moroccan cricket ever be revived?, Stumped - BBC World Service". BBC. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
- National Cricket Stadium, Tangier at ESPNcricinfo
- National Cricket Stadium, Tangier at CricketArchive
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