Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
|Operator||Bangladesh, Chittagong Division|
|Tenants||Bangladesh cricket team, Chittagong Vikings|
|First Test||28 February–3 March 2006: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||21–25 July 2015: Bangladesh v South Africa|
|First ODI||25 February 2006: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||15 July 2015: Bangladesh v South Africa|
|First T20I||12 February 2014: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||31 March : Sri Lanka v New Zealand|
|As of 11 July 2015
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (Bengali: জহুর আহমেদ চৌধুরী স্টেডিয়াম), previously known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium, and abbreviately as ZAC Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in the port city of Chittagong, in south-eastern Bangladesh. It became a Test cricket venue on 27 February 2006 when it hosted a Test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It hosted two group matches of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. It has seating capacity of around 20,000.
Currently, it is the main cricket venue of the port city. Previously, the M. A. Aziz Stadium was the main cricket venue of Chittagong; however, it focuses on football now. It is also home to the Chittagong Kings, the local franchise in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Situated about half-an-hour's drive outside the city center, the Chittagong Divisional Stadium was one of the five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the run-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was finally granted full international status in January 2006, ahead of Sri Lanka's tour to the country. The stadium itself is a concrete bowl set in acres of prime agricultural land, with a three-tier pavilion providing the focal point. The stadium provides views of beautiful lush trees, the port, and ships on the coast. It had floodlights installed prior to the world cup, only the fourth cricket ground in Bangladesh, giving it the ability to host day/night cricket matches.
Notable Players From Chittagong
Stats and Records
Till 1 Nov 2016 the venue will host
- Test Matches -15
- One Day International -17
- T20I -17
- In 2013 Mominul Haque made his highest individual score against New Zealand in this venue, he scored 181,which is 4th highest by any Bangladeshi batsmen in Test Cricket
- In the same test Sohag Gazi becoame the world's only cricketer to take a Hat-trick and hit a century in same test. He scored 101* and a Six wicket-haul with a Hat-trick.
- In ICC World Cup 2011 Bangladesh first time defeated England in World Cup History.
- Winning the 3rd ODI on 15 July 2015, Bangladesh first time won a series against South Africa. In this match South Africa scored their lowest total (168/9) in ODI without being ALL OUT. This is also 2nd lowest total for South Africa against Bangladesh. This series win was 4th seccessive series win for Bangladesh since Nov-2014.
2011 World Cup
It was the second venue in Bangladesh of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the other being Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. It hosted two matches, the historic match between Bangladesh and England, where the home team nail-bitingly beat England, and the other being between the home side and Netherlands.
225 (49.4 overs)
227/8 (49 overs)
- Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
14 March 2011
160 (46.2 overs)
166/4 (41.2 overs)
- Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
- List of Test cricket grounds
- List of international cricket grounds in Bangladesh
- List of international cricket centuries at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- Stadiums in Bangladesh
- Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Archived December 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Chittagong Home | Travel | ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 | ESPN Cricinfo
- Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium | Bangladesh | Cricket Grounds | ESPN Cricinfo
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
- World Cup Cricket: Chittagong city wears new look, The News Today, 6 February 2011[permanent dead link]
- Bangladesh stun England in a thriller: Cricketnext
- Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 6 wickets: Cricketnext