Lahore Cricket Stadium – Gaddafi Stadium History

Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium) is located in Lahore, Pakistan owns by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). It was renamed in 1974 after former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s speech.

The famous architect and engineer Nasreddin Murat-Khan designed it, and Mian Abdul Khaliq and the company constructed it in 1959. Architect Nayyar Ali Dada renovated the stadium in 1996 for Cricket World Cup final match & the stadium has a capacity of 27,000 seats.

The first test match was played between Pakistan and Australia in this stadium on 21-26 November 1959. Pakistan & Sri Lanka played the last test match on 1-5 March 2009. The stadium hosts all forms of international cricket, including ODI, Test, and T20.
The first ODI was held between Pakistan and England on 13 January 1978, and the last ODI was between Pakistan and Zimbabwe on 31 May 2015.

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The first T20I was held on 22 May 2015 between Pakistan and Zimbabwe and the last T20 was on 9 October 2019 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Lahore stadium hosted six ODI International matches of the 1987 Cricket World Cup and the 1996 Cricket World Cup final.



Highest individual score 329 Inzamam-ul-Haq against New Zealand 2002
Highest team total 699 Pakistan against India 1989
Lowest team total 73 New Zealand against Pakistan 2002

One Day International

Highest individual score 139* Ijaz Ahmed against India 1997
Highest team total 376 Pakistan against Zimbabwe 2015
Lowest team total 75 Pakistan against Sri Lanka 2009

T20 International

Highest individual score 89 Ahmed Shehzad (Pak) against World XI 2017
Highest team total 197 Pakistan against World XI 2017
Lowest team total 101 Pakistan against Sri Lanka 2019
  • Gaddafi Stadium Address: Hafeez Kardar Road, Block E 2 Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab
  • Capacity: 27,000
  • Owner: Pakistan Cricket Board
  • Phone No:  (042) 35717231
  • Geographical Coordinates: 31.5135° North, 74.3334° East
Updated: October 14, 2022 — 12:03 pm

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