Shaheed Chandu Stadium

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Shaheed Chandu Stadium
শহীদ চান্দু ষ্টেডিয়াম
Bogra Stadium
Ground information
Location Bogra
Establishment 2002
Capacity 15,000[1]
Owner Rajshahi Division
Operator Bangladesh, Rajshahi Division
International information
Only Test 8 Mar - 11 Mar 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Sri Lanka
First ODI 20 Feb 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI 5 Dec 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
As of 30 June 2009
Source: Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Cricinfo

Shaheed Chandu Stadium (Bengali: শহীদ চান্দু ষ্টেডিয়াম), previously known as Bogra Divisional Stadium, is a stadium located in northwestern side of Bogra district, Bangladesh. There is a swimming pool and a theme park is in front of it. In the west there is a big farm and in the north there is a recently closed slaughter house. It became a Test cricket venue on 8 March 2006, when it hosted a Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It has a total capacity of 15,000. The ground has a field dimensions of 175m x 140m. The last International match played here was between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in 2006, since 2006 It is hosting domestic cricket .[2][3]

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Till 2006 the venue has hosted

International match hosting problem[edit]

The venue hosted its last international match in 2006. Transportion problems, player's accommodation problems, are a few of problems for which Bangladesh Cricket Board which preclude matches being hosted at the venue. In the city there is no International/Domestic Airport which made it difficult to host international matches. Moreover, there are not many hotels of 4/5 stars as required by the ICC.[3] The Bangladesh Cricket Board and the Government of Bangladesh are trying to solve problems related to hosting so that the venue can come back to host international matches as soon as possible.

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Coordinates: 24°50′22.62″N 89°21′54.81″E / 24.8396167°N 89.3652250°E / 24.8396167; 89.3652250