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
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