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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  • The stadium itself is amazing, views of the playing area is excellent, since its been used regularly Abu Dhabi Sports need to put some funding in getting infrastructure right, toilets are shameful sta...  more »
  • I went to the Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2nd one day international and having read previous reviews I didn't have high expectations. However, despite the low bar I set, the organisers failed miserably. Firs...  more »
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  • International cricket facility and two turf wickets adjacent to the stadium provide good opportunity for local cricket buffs to organize cricket events
  • 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
  • in side of this stadium is beautiful

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