The UAE had earlier hosted the preliminary leg of the IPL in 2014 and let’s take a tour across the venues the place IPL might be staged.
1. Dubai Cricket Stadium
The Dubai Cricket Stadium was established in 2009 and it has a capability of 25000 which might be expanded to 30000. The first match at this venue was an ODI between Pakistan and Australia which the previous had received. The final ODI too was performed between these two groups. Pakistan and South Africa had squared off within the first Test right here in 2010 and the final Test on the venue was between Pakistan and New Zealand in 2018. The venue had additionally hosted two day-night Tests of Pakistan towards West Indies and Sri Lanka.
2. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
This stadium was inbuilt 2004 and has a capability of 20000. The most memorable match performed right here was the Friendship ODI Series between India and Pakistan following the huge earth quake within the latter nation. It was inaugural worldwide fixture performed at this venue. The collection raised almost USD 10 million for the quake victims. This stadium has at instances used for soccer too with Oman utilizing it as their house floor. In 2009, 4 English counties – Sussex, Surrey, Lancashire and Middlesex – performed pre-season friendlies right here.
3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium
This is the oldest cricket stadium within the Middle East having established in 1982. It has a capability of 17000 and has hosted some memorable matches over time. The first ODI performed right here was in 1984 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the primary Test right here was performed in 2002 between Pakistan and West Indies.
4. ICC Academy Ground
ICC Academy Cricket Grounds 1, ICC Academy Cricket Grounds 2 they usually have been used for the Under-19 World Cup in 2014. The stadium was inaugurated with a T20I match between Kenya and Scotland in 2012 and in 2013 ODI was staged right here when Canada and Kenya performed towards one another.
5. Tolerance Oval
It is a part of the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and it was previously generally known as the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Nursery. Thus far, two matches have been performed right here. Australia confronted UAE within the first T20I right here in 2018 and a 12 months later Hong Kong locked horns with Nigeria in one other T20I.
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