Al Amerat Cricket Stadium

Al Amerat Cricket Stadium is a cricket ground in Muscat, Oman. The ground is owned by the Oman Cricket Board.[1][2][3][4]

Al Amerat Cricket Stadium
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Ground information
LocationMuscat, OmanCoordinates: 23°29′17.1″N 58°29′38.3″E / 23.488083°N 58.493972°E / 23.488083; 58.493972
Establishment2012
Capacityn/a
OwnerOman Cricket Board
OperatorOman Cricket
TenantsOman national cricket team
End names
Al Amerat End
Pavilion End
International information
First ODI5 January 2020:
 Oman v  United Arab Emirates
Last ODI12 January 2020:
 Oman v  Namibia
First T20I20 January 2019:
 Bahrain v  Saudi Arabia
Last T20I27 February 2020:
 Kuwait v  United Arab Emirates
As of 27 February 2020
Source: Cricinfo Ministry Turf 1
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium
Ministry Turf 2
Ground information
LocationMuscat, Oman
Establishment2012
Capacityn/a
OwnerOman Cricket Board
OperatorOman Cricket
TenantsOman national cricket team
End names
Al Amerat End
Academy End
International information
First T20I20 January 2019:
 Kuwait v  Maldives
Last T20I26 February 2020:
 Qatar v  United Arab Emirates
As of 26 February 2020
Source: Cricinfo Ministry Turf 2

HistoryEdit

In July 2008, Oman Cricket announced plans to construct an international-standard facility at Al Amarat, about 15 kilometres south-east of the centre of the city of Muscat. The cost of the project was initially estimated at 2 million Omani rials (US$5.2 million), with the land donated by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and the rest of the funding to be raised through corporate sponsorship.[5] The venue, known as the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, was inaugurated in October 2012, by Ashraful Haque, the chief executive of the Asian Cricket Council. It held its first match – a club game – two months later.[6] Floodlights were installed at the venue in 2015,[7] and there are plans for an indoor academy to be built, to complement the existing academy at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Oman Cricket Board later announced the construction of pavilions and an indoor state of the art training facility that also houses the HQ for Oman Cricket Board.

The venue hosted the 2019 ACC Western Region T20, followed by the Oman Quadrangular Series in February 2019. Matches played in both events had Twenty20 International status.[8]

On 21 January 2019, in a match between the Maldives and Bahrain, the Maldivian bowler Ibrahim Hassan took the first ever Twenty20 International (T20I) five-wicket haul on this ground.[9]

On 23 January 2019, in a match between Kuwait and Bahrain, Kuwait's Ravija Sandaruwan scored the first ever Twenty20 International (T20I) century on this ground.[10]

In November 2019, first round of Cricket World Cup Challenge League B was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong.[11] However, citing the instability in Hong Kong, all the matches were moved to this venue.[12][13]

In February 2020, it hosted 2020 ACC Western Region T20.[14]

International recordEdit

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One-Day International centuriesEdit

One ODI century has been scored at the venue.[15]

No. Score Player Team Balls Innings Opposing team Date Result
1 129* Craig Williams   Namibia 94 1   Oman 8 January 2020 Won

One-Day International five-wicket haulsEdit

The following table summarizes the five-wicket hauls taken in ODIs at this venue.[16]

# Figures Player Country Innings Opponent Date Result
1 5/44 JJ Smit   Namibia 2   Oman 8 January 2020 Won
2 5/26 Ahmed Raza   United Arab Emirates 2   Namibia 9 January 2020 Won

Twenty20 International centuriesEdit

One T20I century has been scored at the venue.[17]

No. Score Player Team Balls Innings Opposing team Date Result
1 124 Kevin O'Brien   Ireland 62 1   Hong Kong 7 October 2019 Won

Twenty20 International five-wicket haulsEdit

The following table summarizes the five-wicket hauls taken in T20Is at this venue.[18]

# Figures Player Country Innings Opponent Date Result
1 5/24 Ibrahim Hassan   Maldives 2   Bahrain 21 January 2019 Lost
2 5/15 Aamir Kaleem   Oman 1     Nepal 10 October 2019 Won

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Twenty20 International centuriesEdit

One T20I century has been scored at the venue.[19]

No. Score Player Team Balls Innings Opposing team Date Result
1 103 Ravija Sandaruwan   Kuwait 59 2   Bahrain 23 January 2019 Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Al Amerat rises". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Al Amerat close to lift-off". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Al Amerat close to lift-off". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Oman Cricket inaugurates floodlights at Al Amerat ground". Muscat Daily. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  5. ^ (16 July 2008). "Oman's big plans" – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Al Amerat rises" – Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Lights on, Oman Cricket unveils new facilities at Al Amerat"Times of Oman. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Revised tour dates for Ireland v Afghanistan series released". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  9. ^ "3rd Match, ACC Western Region T20 at Al Amarat, Jan 21 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  10. ^ "8th Match, ACC Western Region T20 at Al Amarat, Jan 23 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  11. ^ "ICC launches the road to India 2023". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Politically unstable Hong Kong loses men's CWC Challenge League B hosting rights". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Oman to replace Hong Kong as hosts of Men's CWC Challenge League B". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Oman eyes ACC Western Region triumph on road to 2020 Asia Cup". Oman Cricket. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records". Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Bowling records". Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 17 February 2019.