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Lahore Cricket Stadium – Gaddafi Stadium

Gaddafi Stadium, previously known as Lahore Stadium, is located in Lahore, Pakistan, which is owned by Pakistan Cricket Board. It is renamed in 1974 after former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi following a speech; he gave at the 2nd Organization of the Islamic favor of Pakistan’s right to pursue nuclear weapons in Lahore. The famous architect and engineer Nasreddin Murat-Khan designed it, and Mian Abdul Khaliq and the company constructed it in 1959. The stadium renovated by architect Nayyar Ali Dada in 1996 for Cricket World Cup when it hosted the final and The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 seats. The stadium houses the headquarters of the PCB.

The first test match played in this stadium on 21-26 November 1959 was between Pakistan and Australia. Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka played the last test match on 1-5 March 2009. The stadium hosts all forms of international cricket, ODI, Test, and T20 cricket.

First ODI held between Pakistan and England on 13 January 1978, and the last ODI played by Pakistan and Zimbabwe on 31 May 2015. First T20I held on 22 May 2015 between Pakistan and Zimbabwe and the last T20 held on 9 October 2019 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This stadium hosted six One Day International matches during the 1987 Cricket World Cup and the final of the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Records

Test
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

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