Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium is a huge and spectacular stadium that is situated in the beautiful city of the United Arab Emirates. It has been gathered from the history of Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, that it was constructed in the early part of 1980s. Over the years it developed very rapidly into a popular stadium where regular tournaments were hosted. This happened just after the World Cup victory of India in 1983, when one-day cricket matches became immensely popular.
Initially the stadium had limited seats when it was set up, but by the year 2002, the seating capacity of
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium increased to 27,000. With the introduction of superb floodlights and a host of modern facilities it has become an internationally acclaimed stadium.
The number of ODI matches hosted at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, between the period of 1984 to 2003 was 198. It also hosted 4 test matches,
that attracted huge crowds comprising largely the Asian expatriates of the city.The other events hosted at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium were second-string tournaments and Masters events.
All the games were held under the guidance of CBFS or the Cricketers Benefit Fund Series. The CBFS was founded by Abdul Rahman Bukhatir in 1981, with the purpose of honoring Indian and Pakistani cricketers of the both the present and past generations.
The first test played at the stadium was Pakistan versus West Indies in 2002, while the last test was played in the same year, between Australia and Pakistan. The first ODI was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1984 and the last one was Pakistan versus Zimbabwe in 2003.
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, with it advanced facilities, is one of the renowned stadiums in the UAE.