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Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar

The atmosphere here is casual and relaxed. Peshawar has a reputation for batting riches.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 16:01 IST
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Also or formerly known as: Shahi Bagh Stadium

End names: Pavilion End,College End

Home Team: Peshawar Cricket Association; Peshawar.

The Arbab Niaz stadium, like the city it's built in, is different from the rest of the Pakistan. The atmosphere here is casual and relaxed, par for the course in this land of laidback Pathans.

The first one-day international played here was between the home side and New Zealand in 1984-85.

Ever since the high-scoring drawfour winter's ago between Pakistan and Australia (1468 runs for 18 wickets, including 334 not out and 92 by Mark Taylor), Peshawar gained a reputation for batting riches.

First Published: Feb 05, 2006 12:36 IST