Sharjah enters Guinness book for hosting most number of ODIs

Sharjah has played host to many memorable matches in past. Sachin Tendulkar’s back-to-back hundreds against Australia in 1998 and Javed Miandad’s last ball six against India in 1986 will be two of the most memorable moments for Indian fans at Sharjah Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Abu Dhabi: Oct 18, 2011

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium has created history by entering the Guinness World Records after an achievement of playing host to 200 one-day international matches, the most at one venue.

The creator of the stadium, Abdulrahman Bukhatir said, “It truly is a great honour to be a part of the Guinness World Record files. It means a lot to us and we will keep doing our best to continue to add to the number over the time.

“The Guinness recognition is recognition for all those who contributed immensely to successfully staging matches. It s an honour for the UAE and especially for fans, who are our biggest supporters.”

“We look forward to their enthusiastic response as cricket returns to the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and with it the glory days,” addeda delighted Bukhatir.

Sharjah has played host to many memorable matches in past. Sachin Tendulkar s back-to-back hundreds against Australia in 1998 and Javed Miandad s last ball six against India in 1986 will be two of the most memorable moments for Indian fans at Sharjah. Other memorable moments at this venue include Wasim Akram s streak of hat-tricks, Mutthiah Muralitharan s wicket haul.

The announcement takes on added significance as the stadium will be hosting Pakistan and Sri Lanka teams for a Test Match starting from November 3, which will be followed by an One Day International on November 20.