Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a cricket ground located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The stadium cost $23 million to build and was opened in May 2004, with its inaugural first-class match being an Intercontinental Cup fixture between Scotland and Kenya in November of that year.The stadium is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering grass banks for additional seating. It can hold 20,000 people.International fixturesIPL (Indian Premier League)The first half of the 2014 Indian Premier League was held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.Friendship Series (Pakistan vs India)Among the stadium's most memorable events were the back-to-back charity matches between rivals Pakistan and India in April 2006. These matches were significant as the arch-rivals put aside their differences to support the victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. The series was expected to raise $10 million for earthquake relief. B.R. Shetty, of the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council, said: "Of the total money raised, 75 percent will go to Pakistan and the rest to India".
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  • I attended the recent MCC v Middlesex game and enjoyed the views and comfort of this Test ground, it was too hot for me so I made use of the shade on offer, I'd recommend all cricket lovers to visit t...  more »
  • A good venue for watching cricket. We went as part of a tour to do this so our seats and food were laid on. I cannot comment on what was available to others. It is a good venue and we had seats in the...  more »
  • A very beautiful and Modern cricket stadium for cricket lovers. A neutral venue have test cricket status. Very good green grass and stands but little away from city.  more »
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  • Very nice place to see live cricket matches
  • There's a lot sports activities to do there, there are capoeira classes for kids and adults.
  • A good cricket stadium nice view and well constructed one
  • It's amazing place if you really like sports. Specially for Cricket lovers
  • My entire life is there

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