Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium

Pakistan have enjoyed some memorable moments on the ground, including a fifth-wicket stand of 281 between Javed Miandad and Asif Iqbal against New Zealand in 1976 and an innings and 324 run win against New Zealand in 2002 The stadium hosted the final of the 1996 World Cup, which was watched by over 60,000 spectators. However, despite the impressive capacity, the ground is often sparsely attended for Test matches, with sometimes as few as 1000 fans turning up. One-day internationals, as with the whole of the subcontinent, are more popular; crowds in excess of 20,000 are common.[1] Pakistan have enjoyed –  some memorable moments on the ground

Location:Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nickname:Gaddafi Stadium
Type:cricket ground
Local Language Name:قذافی اسٹیڈیم
Coordinates :31°30′48″N 74°20′0″E
Time Zone:UTC +05:00
Also or formerly known as: Lahore Stadium Floodlights Yes
Establishment :1959
End names:Pavilion End College End
Tenants:Lahore Qalandars, Lahore cricket teams, Lahore Lions, Lahore Eagles Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan
Capacity:Pakistan Cricket Board
Operator:Lahore Regional Cricket Association
First Test:21 – 26 Nov 1959: Pakistan v Australia
Last Test:1 – 2 Mar 2009: Pakistan v Sri Lanka
First ODI:13 Jan 1978: Pakistan v England
Last ODI:31 May 2015: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
First T20I:22 May 2015: Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Last T20I:24 May 2015: Pakistan v Zimbabwe

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Gaddafi Stadium Night view


Gaddafi Stadium, located in the historical city of Lahore, was built in 1959. It was known as Lahore Stadium then. In 1974 Stadium was renamed as Gaddafi Stadium in honour of Colonel Gaddafi of Libya who was very popular among Pakistani people in that era. The Stadium was designed by the famous architect, Nayyar Ali Dada. He followed the Mughal style of Constrution, using red hand-laid brick work and arches.[2] Gaddafi Stadium, located –  the historical city of Lahore The Stadium was completely renovated in 1995, for the Final match of World Cup 1996 was to be played here.

The basic shape of the building is a circular plan of about 260 metres in diameter. The perimeter of the building is made of red brick. At ground level an arcade runs along the perimeter of the building and houses retail spaces. Two towers mark each entrance. The towers contain ticketing offices and restroom facilities. The towers are solid in contrast to the perimeter of the stadium. To shade the seating areas a special steel structure was devised. The basic unit is a 20-metre long space frame of a semi-circular cross-section. The frames are supported in the back by concrete columns and covered with fibreglass. These frames not only provide shade and shelter to the spectators but also give an elegant and unique look to the stadium. This new Stadium’s seating plan is such that 100% individual have their individual chair.[3] shape of the building –  circular plan of about 260 metres in diameter

Gaddafi Stadium was the first stadium in the Pakistan to be equipped with modern and powerful floodlights which have their own standby power generators. Light poles are six in number. Modern facilities to the media and dressing rooms of both teams are provided there.[4] first stadium in the Pakistan –  modern and powerful floodlights


  • Name: Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
  • Formerly known as Lahore Cricket Stadium
  • End Names: Pavilion End and College End
  • ODI’s Played 45
  • Test Matches Played 35 (till today)

ODI Stats 45 played 1 tied only

  •    First Match was played on January 13, 1978 between Pakistan and England. Pakistan won by 36 runs.
  •    Highest total is 327 made by England against Pakistan. England won the match by 42 runs.[5] Highest total  –  327 made by England against Pakistan
  •    Lowest total is 137 made by Pakistan against Sri Lanka. SriLanka won the match by 104 runs.
  •    Top Score by an individual in one match is 139 on 84 balls scored by Ijaz Ahmad against India in 1997
  •    Most runs scored are 369 with average of 63.90 by Inzamam-ul-Haq. His highest at this stadium is 123 against India. Inzamam’s Strike rate is 90.13 here. He has scored 3 fifties and a century here. He has played 17 matches and played 14 innings out of those he was not out 4 times in the end.
  •    Highest wicket taking bowler in a match is L Klusener. He took 6 wickets in 10 overs giving 49 runs against Sri Lanka in 1997.
  •    Most Wickets are taken by Wasim Akram in this gruound. He has taken 23 wickets in 18 matches giving 621 runs. His best at this ground was 4/33. and RPO=4.43 with average of 27.00

Team Stats ODI

  •    Pakistan (37-23-1-13-0)
  •    India (5-3-0-2-0)
  •    India played all matches against Pakistan.

Test Stats

  •    Highest Team total is 699 made by Pakistan against India in 1989. Match ended in draw.
  •    Lowest Team total is 73 made by New Zealand against Pakistan in 2002. Pakistan won the match by one innings and 324 runs.
  •    Highest Individual score in one innings is made by Inzamam-ul-Haq in 2002 against New Zealand.

Team Stats test cricket Played-Won-Tied-Lost-No result

Pakistan and India have played 5 test Matches at this stadium. 3 Matches ended in draw and 2 matches were won by Pakistan. India has never won a match on this pitch yet. Let’s see what happens in upcoming match which is starting from January 13, 2006.[6] Pakistan and India –  played 5 test Matches at this stadium

Gaddafi Stadium all set for PSL final

Ranger personnel alert in front of Gaddafi Stadium

Barbed wires have been fixed on the boundary of the stadium, while CCTV cameras have also been installed. Besides, side screen has also been painted afresh. Practice pitches are also being made, besides the one for the main match. Roads around the stadium have also been carpeted.To ensure security, all the three entrances of Nishtar Park Sports Complex will be closed starting Tuesday. Nishtar Park comprises the stadium and other grounds for other sports activities. Even the restaurants of the stadium will be closed.

To ensure security, all the three entrances of Nishtar Park Sports Complex will be closed starting Tuesday. Nishtar Park comprises the stadium and other grounds for other sports activities. Even the restaurants of the stadium will be closed. Moreover[7] Barbed wires have been –  fixed on the boundary of the stadium

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan inaugurated a college building at the Gaddafi stadium on Tuesday.

“This is a gift from PCB to Pakistan Super League (PSL),” he said, adding that the struggles of PSL chairman Najam Sethi and his team had borne fruit.

The chairman congratulated the PSL team for making arrangements for the final taking place in Lahore.

Shahryar Khan said that for people who cannot afford to buy expensive tickets, 1000 tickets will be sold for Rs500.

Meanwhile Najam Sethi said that the Punjab government will not let anyone enter the stadium without a National Identity Card.[8] Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board –  Shahryar Khan

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