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Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

india Updated: Apr 14, 2004 22:51 IST

Name: Gaddafi Stadium

Also or formerly known as: Lahore Stadium

End names: Pavilion End, College End

Home Team: Lahore Cricket Association.

Introduction :

Lahore is said to be "The city of Gardens". It claims to have the first Cricket stadium with Flood lights.

A record 60,000 spectators watched the World Cup 1996 final between Australia and Sri Lanka, when the Lankan tigers tamed the Aussie Kangaroos.

The Gaddafi Stadium is the HQ of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) having a lush green outfield.

The pitch is normally slow, helpful to spinners and occasionally green enough for seamers to enjoy it. Over 57 percent of drawn games played here, is proof enough of this drab characteristic.

With An Oval shape, after renovation in 1996, The newly constructed Gaddafi Stadium has become one of the most attractive grounds in the world.

First Published: Mar 02, 2004 13:20 IST