To explore the records and statistics of Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
End Name North End, Pavillion end
The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Abu Dhabi. The stadium has been built at a cost of $2.5 million. It can accommodate 20000 people and has well-equipped facilities.
The stadium has floodlights facilities and is a newer venue in Sharjah. Indian and Pakistan played a 'Friendship Series' in April, 2006. The series was expected to raise $10 million for the earthquake relief out if which 75 per cent will go to Pakistan and the rest to India.
The stadium was opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup that November.