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Coordinates: 24°47′45″N 67°3′23″E / 24.79583°N 67.05639°E / 24.79583; 67.05639

Southend Club Cricket Stadium (previously known as the Defence Cricket Stadium) is a cricket ground in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Southend Club Cricket Stadium
Defence Housing Authority Stadium
Defence Cricket Stadium
Ground information
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
International information
Only Test1-6 December 1993:
 Pakistan v  Zimbabwe
As of 1 January 2017
Source: Cricinfo

It has hosted only one Test match, the 1st Test[1]between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, from 1 December to 6 December 1993.[2] Pakistan won by 131 runs, mainly due to Waqar Younis taking 7–91 in the first innings and 6–44 in the second. This was his first match as captain of Pakistan, standing in for Wasim Akram. Younis became Pakistan's youngest Test captain. It remains an approved venue for Test cricket.[3]

The stadium has hosted 17 other first-class cricket matches from 1990 to 2000,[4][5] and 16 List A limited overs matches from 1990 to 1999.[6][7]

Defence Housing Authority Stadium since 2005 has now developed into The Southend Club with various sports & recreationals facilities.

In January 2019, the venue was named as being the host of the Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) series between the Pakistan and West Indies women's cricket teams.[8][9]

Recently ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup matches held at the Southend Club

In past Sri Lanka, England 'A' Team, West Indies under 19 Team and Bangladesh Men and Women teams also played their matches at this Stadium


  1. ^ Cricinfo – 1st Test: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Karachi, Dec 1–6, 1993
  2. ^ "Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds". Dawn. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
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  5. ^ Cricket Archive
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  7. ^ Cricket Archive
  8. ^ "West Indies women to play three T20Is in Karachi". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Windies Women to play three T20Is in Karachi". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 January 2019.

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