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Sylhet International Cricket Stadium

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (Bengali: সিলেট ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম also known as Sylhet Stadium and previously known as Sylhet Divisional Stadium) is a cricket stadium in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The stadium went a thorough expansion in 2013, to host matches for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[2][3] The stadium hosted its first international match on 17 March 2014 with Ireland taking on Zimbabwe.[4]

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
সিলেট আন্তর্জাতিক ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম
সিলেট আন্তর্জাতিক ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম.jpg
A view of the Sylhet Stadium after its branding before hosting its inaugural test match
Ground information
LocationSylhet, Bangladesh
Establishment2007[1]
Capacity18,500 (after renovation)
OperatorNational Sports Council
TenantsSylhet Division
Sylhet Sixers
Bangladesh national cricket team
End names
UCB End
Runner End
International information
Only Test3–6 November 2018:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
Only ODI14 December 2018:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
First T20I17 March 2014:
 Ireland v  Zimbabwe
Last T20I17 December 2018:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
As of 17 December 2018
Source: Cricinfo

Contents

HistoryEdit

The stadium was built in 2007, as a divisional cricket stadium.[5] The stadium is surrounded by hills and has a scenic view. England Lions, England Under-19 and Nepal Under-19 have played here.

RecordsEdit

No of matches hosted

Till 17 December the venue hosted [6]

Records
  • In a 2014 ICC World Twenty20 qualifying match between Ireland and Netherlands, both teams were fighting for a spot in the Super 10. Ireland batted first & scored 189–4. Netherlands needed to win the match within 13.5 overs to qualify for Super 10's. If they would do so, they would qualify, if they only won without doing so the match Zimbabwe would qualify, and if their current opponents won then Ireland would be qualified. This match holds a few records.[7][8]
    • 1- Netherlands scored fastest 100 in just 6.6 ovs, fastest for any team in T20I.[7][8]
    • 2- Netherlands scored fastest 150 in just 10.3 ovs, fastest for any team in T20I.[7][8]
    • 3- Netherlands won the match with 37 balls to spare, which is fastest win for any team in T20I chasing 180 runs.[7][8]
  • Taijul Islam became only 4th Bangladeshi bowler to take a 10 wicket-haul in Test cricket. He also holds the record of third best bowling figure (11/170) in a test match by any Bangladeshi bowler.[9]

FactsEdit

Renovation and expansionEdit

The stadium was expanded and renovated to host matches of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. The renovation began in June 2013 and ended in mid-November 2013. The main pavilion building and the media centre have been constructed, floodlights have been installed, and seating arrangements were modified.[15][16] Another more striking part of the stadium is the newly built, country's first 'Green gallery'.[17]

The venue was again renovated in 2017 in order to upgrade the venue as an international standard stadium. A second tier was built in the east side gallery, increasing the seating capacity by 5000 and the green hillock was remodified.[18] As a result, the venue hosted the first leg of BPL 2017 matches.

It is the only Stadium in Bangladesh to have a Green Gallery. It also has Northern and Western Stand, Club House and Grand Stand. All this new expanded & renovated look of this stadium was designed by architect Masudur Rahman Khan. Executing & implementation authority: Bangladesh Sports Council. Requiring body: Bangladesh Cricket Board & Sylhet Divisional Sports Authority.

International centuriesEdit

One century has been scored at this venue. Shai Hope scored the first century at this ground in its inaugural ODI match when West Indies toured Bangladesh in 2018-19.

List of ODI centuries at this venue.[19]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 108* Shai Hope   West Indies 131 1   Bangladesh 14 December 2018 Lost

GalleryEdit

px|the green hillock

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Established in the year 2007, bdcricteam.com Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  2. ^ "ICC team visits Sylhet Divisional Stadium". Bdnews24.com. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  3. ^ Sylhet Divisional Stadium
  4. ^ "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ Stadium was established by the former finance minister late Saifur Rahman., bdcricteam.com Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Bangladeshi cricket grounds match statistics", HowStat, retrieved 10 November 2018
  7. ^ a b c d "Three hours, countless emotions: the tale of an extraordinary day", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 3 November 2018
  8. ^ a b c d "Netherlands stun rivals to qualify", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 3 November 2018
  9. ^ "Taijul finishes with 11-for, Bangladesh need 321 to win", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 5 November 2018
  10. ^ "New Zealand T20 shifted from Sylhet to Mirpur", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 22 October 2013
  11. ^ "BCB acts to calm Sri Lanka safety doubts", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 8 January 2014
  12. ^ "2017 BPL T20 Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium". Cricket News.
  13. ^ "Sylhet to become eighth test venue in the country". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Full Schedule of Bangladesh v West Indies series in Bangladesh in 2018-19". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Sylhet wins, Cox's Bazaar misses out". Cricinfo. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket News: Bangladesh World T20 venues make progress". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  17. ^ "SYLHET DIVISIONAL STADIUM, SYLHET". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  18. ^ Mohammad Isam. "The picturesque stadium that was found by chance". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  19. ^ "ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS / BATTING RECORDS/ Sylhet International Stadium/ List of ODI Centuries". ESPNCricinfo. 18 December 2018.

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