The love of cricket is something is shared by virtually every citizen of Pakistan. This is why it is not surprising to see so many international grade stadiums within the country. In today’s min read, we look the top 5 cricket grounds in Pakistan.
National Cricket Stadium, with a capacity of 65,000, is the most famous in the country. It was here that the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar played his first test match in 1989.
The largest stadium in Punjab, located in Lahore, is the Gaddafi Stadium. It hosted the World Cup semi-finals in 1996. The headquarters of the Pakistan Cricket Board is located adjacent to it.
The Iqbal stadium is large stadium located in Faisalabad. It is known as the “the Batsman’s paradise” for it is less favorable to bowlers. The World Cup Quarterfinals in 1996 was played here.
The Jinnah Stadium located in Sialkot is among the oldest stadiums in the country. It is multipurpose stadium, having hosted other sports events as well.
The Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad is where the 1000th test match was played. It is here that Javed Miandad and Muddasar Nazar held a partnership of 451 runs, a record at that time.