The headquarters of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and cricket’s main training academy in the country are both situated at Gaddafi Stadium.
The National Stadium is Pakistan’s largest cricket stadium.
Once known as Layallpur Stadium (the old name of Faisalabad), Iqbal Stadium was renovated and given the status of a frontline cricket stadium in 1978.
Situated in the suburbs of Rawalpindi and very close to Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad, the stadium first emerged as a Test venue in 1993.
Arbab Niaz Stadium emerged as a frontline cricket ground in the early 1980s, but it did not host a Test match till 1995. It was mostly used for ODI games.
The world’s 1000th Test match was played at Niaz Stadium (Pakistan vs. New Zealand) in 1984.
The current World number one umpire, Pakistan’s Aleem Dar, made his international umpiring debut at this stadium during a Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI in 2000.
The Stadium has hosted two Tests and two ODIs.
Only two ODIs have been held at this stadium. One (against England) in 1977; and the other (against India) in 1978.
Though just two ODIs (and no Tests) have been played here, Ayub Stadium is best known for holding the first-ever ODI between Pakistan and India (1978).
Bagh-e-Jinnah is located within Lahore’s vast Lawrence Garden. It was built by the British.
The Multan Cricket Stadium hosted its first Test in 1981 and last in 2006.
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