National Cricket Stadium (Grenada)

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Grenada National Cricket Stadium
'The National Stadium'
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Ground information
LocationGrenada
Establishment1887
Capacity20,000
OwnerWest Indies Cricket Board
OperatorWindward Islands cricket team
TenantsWindward Islands cricket team
End names
River End
D'arbeau End
International information
First Test28 June – 02 July 2002:
 West Indies v  New Zealand
Last Test21–25 April 2015:
 West Indies v  England
First ODI14 April 1999:
 West Indies v  Australia
Last ODI27 February 2019:
 West Indies v  England
Team information
Windward Islands cricket team (1999–present)
As of 24 February 2019
Source: Cricinfo

The National Cricket Stadium, previously known as Queen's Park, is the name of a cricket stadium complex on River Road, Grenada in the Caribbean. A Grenada cricket team first appeared in West Indian cricket in 1887 against a touring Gentlemen of America team at the old Queen's Park.[3] Ten years later the team was recorded playing against Lord Hawke's touring team, though unlike several matches during the tour, this match did not have first-class status.[3] In 1899, G. A. de Freitas and William Mignon became the first Grenada cricketers to play first-class cricket. The Newly rebuilt Queen's Park Stadium was a location for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. It became the 84th Test venue in 2002 when it hosted its first match between West Indies and New Zealand. As of 18 August 2014, two test matches have taken place at the Ground.[1]

After being rebuilt in 2000, the new complex was damaged in September 2004 as a direct result from Hurricane Ivan.

The pitch is noted for being elongated towards the Pavilion end, giving a more baseball type look to the ground. The stadium was funded by the People's Republic of China.

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  1. ^ "Queen's Park: Test Matches". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.

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Coordinates: 12°3′32.6″N 61°45′7.6″W / 12.059056°N 61.752111°W / 12.059056; -61.752111