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Iqbal Stadium (Faisalabad)

The Iqbal Stadium was the home of public floggings up until recent years and is in an unforgiving city of pollution and heavy traffic.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2003 17:37 IST
PTI

Name: Iqbal Stadium

Also or formerly known as: Lyallpur Stadium; National Stadium; City Stadium

End names: Pavilion End, Golf Course End

Home Team: Faisalabad Cricket Association; Faisalabad

The Iqbal Stadium was the home of public floggings up until recent years and is in an unforgiving city of pollution and heavy traffic.

The ground is a drab concrete bowl but is blessed with that most unusual aspect of Pakistani cricket, namely large crowds for Test matches.

The minaret of a mosque overhangs the scoreboard on one side and the call to prayer during play makes it one of the most atmospheric grounds in the country.

The Iqbal groundstaff normally produce a turning pitch with good bounce but one that batsmen can prosper on.

First Published: Nov 29, 2003 13:14 IST