Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi built at a cost $22 million is one of the world’s finest cricket grounds. Opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup during November 2004.
The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.
Regular club and international matches are played here.
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