IPL 2020 Sharjah Stadium: Schedule and Time Table 2020

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. This ground was constructed in 1984 and it holds the Guinness World Records for hosting most One Day International Matches at one avenue. 241 ODI’s are played here so far.

First International match was played here in April 1984 in the Asia Cup. The 2014 Indian Premier League was conducted in the United Arab Emirates and some matches were played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Now the IPL 2020 edition is also going to be played in the United Arab Emirates due to the global Pandemic. The Sharjah Cricket Ground is one of the rare grounds where a test match has been hosted without the participation of the home team.

Sharjah Cricket Ground is third on the list of grounds that hosted the most international matches after Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Sharjah Cricket Ground is not an ordinary stadium like other stadiums in the Sub Continent. Distance between boundary and the stands is quite short so the fans can enjoy all the action very closely. That’s why matches in Sharjah Cricket Ground are more entertaining. 

IPL 2020 Match Schedule in Sharjah

After being postponed in India, IPL 2020 has been shifted to UAE. There are three stadiums in the United Arab Emirates and Sharjah Stadium is one of them to host some matches of Indian Premier League 2020 edition. Schedule of IPL 2020 UAE is not out yet, as it will go out we”ll update it. The tournament was scheduled to start on March 29 but now it will commence on September 19.

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Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

Sharjah Cricket Stadium pitch conditions are favorable for spinners. Batting first is the good option at Sharjah Ground. Fast bowlers can get some assistance early game but in the late game spinners can perform well. The team with a strong bowling side can have an edge.

IPL 2020 Ticket Price Sharjah Cricket Ground

Since IPL 2020 is shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to the ongoing Pandemic, people are looking for IPL tickets to watch IPL matches live in the stadium. IPL 2020 Tickets are not yet available to sell, we will update it as soon as possible once it will be available.

Stands and Seating Arrangement

Sharjah Cricket Stadium has three stands for spectators with a capacity of 27,000. The names of these stands are 

  • East Stand
  • West Stand
  • North Stand

The capacity of the North Stand was increased during the PSL 2019. Corporate Box and Diamond Box are also available to enjoy the cricket. But Corporate and Diamond Box tickets are expensive as compared to normal stands.

This is always a tricky question for newcomers who are going to the stadium for the first time to enjoy an IPL match.

What are the best seats to enjoy the match at fullest?

In Sharjah Cricket Stadium best seats to watch IPL 2020 are in the North Stand.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium North Stand

Well, the best place to sit in the stadium is to be in-line with the pitch so you can see the ball’s line from the bowler’s hand to the batsman.

Bowling teams change sides after every over, half of the time you will be behind the bowler which could be said to be the best view to watch cricket and another half of the time you see the ball coming from the back of the batsman.

Records and statistics

ODI Statistics

  • Total Match Played: 232
  • Batting First Won: 127
  • Batting Second Won: 103
  • Tie: 2
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 226
  • Highest Score: Pakistan 364/7
  • Lowest Score: India 54/10
  • Below Score 200: 76
  • Score between 200 and 249: 72
  • Score between 250 and 299: 69
  • Above Score 300: 15

T20I Statistics

  • Total Match Played: 14
  • Batting First Won: 9
  • Batting Second Won: 4
  • Tie: 1
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 151
  • Highest Score: Afghanistan 215/6
  • Lowest Score: Kenya 56/10
  • Below Score 150: 8
  • Score between 150 and 169: 3
  • Score between 170 and 189: 2
  • Above Score 190: 1

T20 Domestic

  • Total Match Played: 44
  • Batting First Won: 14
  • Batting Second Won: 29
  • Tie: 1
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat: 153
  • Highest Score: Lahore Qalandars 200/3
  • Lowest Score: Islamabad United 82/10
  • Below Score 150: 22
  • Score between 150 and 169: 8
  • Score between 170 and 189: 9
  • Above Score 190: 5

Hotels Near Sharjah Cricket Ground

As IPL 2020 is shifted to the United Arab Emirates, fans have to travel to UAE in order to watch their favorite players in action. Upon reaching Sharjah, the first question is where to stay in Sharjah to watch IPL 2020 easily?. We are making a list of best hotels near Sharjah Cricket Ground so you don’t need to waste time on thinking where to stay?

72 Hotel Sharjah

Located in Sharjah , 72 Hotel offers modern accommodation services with free WIfi and gym services. Massage services can also be acquired by professional staff. Rooms are provided with flat screen tv facility and air conditioning. Free car parking is also available for customers. It is 2.2 miles from Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.

  • Address: 110 Street, Buhairah Corniche, Al Noor Island – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 6 507 9797

Al Majaz Premiere Hotel Apartments

Al Majaz is a beautiful and comfortable hotel apartments located just 2.9km from Sharjah Cricket Ground. It has an indoor swimming pool and sit – down restaurant. Rooms are provided with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a balcony. This is a good place to stay for couples.

  • Address: Norther Park, Street No 44، Al Majaz 2 – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 6 552 1555

The Act Hotel Sharjah

The Act Hotel Sharjah is just 3.6km away from Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Customers can enjoy continental breakfast in The Act Sharjah. Free WiFi and free parking is also available.

  • Address: Corniche Area – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 6 598 0000

Entry Rules and Entry Fee

When we plan to watch an IPL match at the stadium, a question pops up to our mind: what is permitted and what is prohibited at the stadium? So here are the items that are permitted at the Wankhede Stadium:

  • Wallet
  • Cell phone
  • Small purse (women can carry their small purse with their essential make-up items )
  • Flags without stick
  • Jersey

And here are the items which are strictly prohibited inside:

  •  Eatables (Not even any mouth-freshener )
  •  Water bottles
  •  Coins
  •  Power bank
  •  Bags
  •  Motorcycle helmets
  •  Cameras
  •  Electronic gadgets.
  •  Ear Phones

There is no entry fee for Sharjah Cricket Stadium. You just need the ticket for the match to enter inside.

Stadium Address and Contact Details

Here is the Sharjah Cricket Stadium Address and contact details:

Ground Information

  • Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Coordinates: 25°19′50.96″N 55°25′15.44″ECoordinates: 25°19′50.96″N 55°25′15.44″E
  • Establishment: 1982
  • Capacity: 17,000
  • Boundary Length: 65 yards
  • Sharjah Cricket Stadium Ends: Sharjah Cricket Ground has two ends: 1)Pavilion End, 2)Sharjah Club
  • Owner: Sharjah Cricket Association

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Tenants

Here is the list of Sharjah Cricket Stadium Tenants.

  • UAE
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan Men
  • Islamabad United
  • Lahore Qalandars
  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Peshawar Zalmi
  • Karachi Kings
  • Multan Sultans
  • Pakistan Women

Famous Controversies About Sharjah Cricket Stadium

In the late 90’s, match fixing allegations broke out and Sharjah Cricket Ground was the centre of investigation of Sir Paul Condon. But nothing was proved and in 2001, Indian Government banned the national team from playing at Sharjah.

Map and Layout Images

Here are the images of Sharjah cricket stadium

Sharjah Cricket Stadium Renovation

At the time of the opening in 1982, Sharjah Ground had the capacity of 17,000 spectators only but after big stadiums were constructed in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the need to renovate the Sharjah Cricket Stadium was increased.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium holds the record of hosting the most number of ODIs in the world, but its status has been challenged after bigger venues opened in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

We need more seating capacity, better facilities for players and fans.

Waleed Bukhatir, vice-chairman of the Sharjah Cricket Council and executive committee member of the Emirates Cricket Board

In 2002, the seating capacity of Sharjah Ground was increased to 24,000 and an electronic scoreboard was also added including floodlights for day and night cricket.

For Pakistan Super League 2019, 2000 more seats were added in the North Stand of the Sharjah cricket stadium. For the IPL 2020, some more renovation has been done.

Changing rooms have been extended for the IPL 2014, now they have been modernized again and Sharjah Cricket Stadium Gym has also been refurbished. Swimming Pool in Sharjah Cricket Stadium is also modernized.

Questions and Trivia

What is the address and Contact number of Sharjah Cricket Ground?

Address: Second Industrial St – Industrial AreaIndustrial Area 5 – Sharjah – United Arab EmiratesPhone: +971 6 542 2991

What is the capacity of Sharjah Stadium?

When it was built in 1982, it had a capacity of 17,000 but now it is extended to 27,000.

What is the boundary length of Sharjah Ground?

The boundary length of Sharjah Cricket Ground is 65 yards.

Who is the owner of Sharjah Cricket Stadium?

Abdul Rahman Bukhatir is the owner of Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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