Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Feb 04, 2017

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Bengali:(জহুর আহমেদ চৌধুরী স্টেডিয়াম) is located in the Chittagong port city of south-eastern region of Bangladesh. Previously it is known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium and shortens as ZAC Stadium. It became a Test cricket venue on 27th February in 2006. It was hosted a Test match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It hosted two group matches of the Cricket World Cup during 2011. It has seating capacity of around twenty thousand.

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is the main cricket venue of the port city presently. Earlier, the M. A. Aziz Stadium was the main cricket spot of Chittagong. However, it hearts on football now. It is also home to the Chittagong Vikings the local permit and the Bangladesh Premier League. Up to 1st November during 2016, this venue hosted fifteen test matches, seventeen one day international and seventeen T20I.

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium provides views of beautiful green trees, the port and ships on the shore. It had floodlights fixed previous to the world cup. It is only the fourth cricket ground in Bangladesh. This Stadium was one of the five purposes as built cricket grounds established in the run up to 2004 Under-19 World Cup tournament.

Some notable players like Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Aftab Ahmed, Nafees Iqbal, Akram Khan, Nazimuddin and Minhajul Abedin has made career from this stadium.

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is situated about half an hour driving distance outside of the city. It was finally awarded full international status in January of 2006. On that time Sri Lanka cricket team made a tour to Bangladesh. The stadium itself is a solid bowl set in acres of leading agricultural land. It has three tier pavilions providing the focal spot. It has been giving it the ability to host day and night cricket matches. An international airport is also available here named Shah Amanat International Airport. A lot of international hotel and motels are available surrounding Chittagong City.


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