Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
|Sylhet Divisional Cricket Stadium|
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
|Owner||National Sports Council|
|Operator||National Sports Council|
Sylhet Super Stars
|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. The stadium hosted its first international match on 17 March 2014 with Ireland taking on Zimbabwe.
Stats and records
- 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
- In 2013 when New Zealand toured to Bangladesh, the venue was proposed to host the 3rd ODI, but due to its incompleted construction works, the match was shifted to Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
- In 2014 when Sri Lanka toured to Bangladesh, once again the stadium was proposed to host the 3rd ODI, but Sri Lanka cricket team did not agree to tour the stadium only for playing a single ODI. So, the match was shifted to Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Renovation and expansion
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. The most striking part of the stadium is the newly built, country's first 'Green gallery'.
- Stadiums in Bangladesh
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- Established in the year 2007, bdcricteam.com Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
- সাড়ে ১৩ হাজার দর্শক ধারণক্ষমতার সিলেট স্টেডিয়াম
- ~ Written by nscgov (30 May 2013). "Welcome to – Structure". Nsc.gov.bd. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- "ICC team visits Sylhet Divisional Stadium". Bdnews24.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- Sylhet Divisional Stadium
- "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Stadium was established by the former finance minister late Saifur Rahman., bdcricteam.com Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
- "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "Bangladesh Cricket News: Bangladesh World T20 venues make progress". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- "SYLHET DIVISIONAL STADIUM, SYLHET". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
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