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Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

india Updated: Oct 02, 2003 18:40 IST

Name: Gaddafi Stadium

Also or formerly known as: Lahore Stadium

Floodlights: Yes

End names: Pavilion End, College End

Lahore is said to be "The city of Gardens". A Historical city with immense culture, tradition and customs, claims to have the first Cricket stadium with Flood lights. Gaddafi stadium has the honor of hosting the World Cup '1996 final, which was watched by over 60,000 spectators.

The Gaddafi Stadium is the head-quater of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). No other cricket ground in the world matches the spaciousness of the playing area of Gaddafi Stadium - it has the largest green field.

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. It is, therefore, not misleading to say that the Gaddafi is a batsman's paradise.

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: Oct 02, 2003 11:58 IST