Sylhet International Cricket Stadium

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Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
Sylhet Divisional Cricket Stadium
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Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Sylhet, Bangladesh
Establishment 2007[1]
Capacity

13,500

22,000 (Expected)[2]
Owner National Sports Council[3]
Operator National Sports Council
Tenants Sylhet Division
Sylhet Super Stars
International information
First T20I 17 March 2014:
 Ireland v  Zimbabwe
Last T20I 21 March 2014:
 Ireland v  Netherlands
As of 5 May 2015
Source: Sylhet Stadium, Cricinfo

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (Bengali: সিলেট ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম also known as Sylhet Stadium and previously known as Sylhet Divisional Stadium) is a cricket stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The stadium went a thorough expansion in 2013, to host matches of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[4][5] The stadium hosted its first international match on 17 March 2014 with Ireland taking on Zimbabwe.[6]

History[edit]

The stadium was built in the year 2007.[7] The stadium is surrounded by hills and has a scenic view. England Lions, England Under-19 and Nepal Under-19 have played here.

Stats and records[edit]

  • Test matches – Still not approved for test status
  • One Day International −0
  • T20I −6
  • In 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in a match between Ireland and Netherlands, both teams was fighting to spot them in Super 10's. Ireland batted first & scored 189–4. Netherlands needed to win the match within 13.5 ovs to qualify for Super 10's. If they would do so,they would qualify, If they only win the match Zimbabwe would qualify, If Ireland would win,they would be qualified. This match holds a few records.
  • 1- Netherlands scored fastest 100 in just 6.6 ovs,fastest for any team in T20I.
  • 2- Netherlands scored fastest 150 in just 10.3 ovs, fastest for any team in T20I.
  • 3- Netherlands won the match with 33 balls to spare,which is fastest win for any team in T20I chasing 180 runs.
  • 4-Netherlands hit 19 sixes in their innings, most sixes for any team in T20I.
  • 5- In that match a total number of 30 sixes were hit,which is most for any match in T20I

Facts[edit]

Renovation and expansion[edit]

The stadium was expanded and renovated to host matches of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. The renovation began in June 2013 and ended in mid-November 2013. The main pavilion building and the media centre has been constructed, floodlights have been installed, and seating arrangement were modified.[8][9] The most striking part of the stadium is the newly built, country's first 'Green gallery'.[10]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 24°55′14.81″N 91°52′07.15″E / 24.9207806°N 91.8686528°E / 24.9207806; 91.8686528

References[edit]

  1. ^ Established in the year 2007, bdcricteam.com  Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  2. ^ সাড়ে ১৩ হাজার দর্শক ধারণক্ষমতার সিলেট স্টেডিয়াম
  3. ^ ~ Written by nscgov (30 May 2013). "Welcome to – Structure". Nsc.gov.bd. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "ICC team visits Sylhet Divisional Stadium". Bdnews24.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Sylhet Divisional Stadium
  6. ^ "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Stadium was established by the former finance minister late Saifur Rahman., bdcricteam.com  Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket News: Bangladesh World T20 venues make progress". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "SYLHET DIVISIONAL STADIUM, SYLHET". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 December 2013.