Gaddafi Stadium Lahore named after former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi. Hosted its first international match when Pakistan played against Australia in 1959 which Australia won by 7 wickets.
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Seating Capacity
Initially Gaddafi Stadium was one of the biggest stadiums of Pakistan with seating capacity of 60,000 spectators, but after redesigning and up gradation of stadium it seating capacity decreases to 27,000 people.
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore History
In 1978 Gaddafi Stadium Lahore made its limited over debut when match between Pakistan and England took place at Gaddafi Stadium which Pakistan won easily. First T20 match took place in 2015 when Pakistan played against Zimbabwe.
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Major Matches
Gaddafi Stadium is the only cricket stadium in Pakistan that has hosted the final of Cricket World Cup in 1996 when Sri Lanka take on Australia under lights and become the new World champions of cricket. In all Gaddafi Stadium Lahore hosted 06 One Day International matches during 1987 and 1996 editions of cricket world cup.
Gaddafi Stadium had also witnessed some great historic moments. Three test hat tricks have been taken by bowlers at thus vary ground. In 1997 Lahore crowds had seen one of the belligerent knock from the bat of Ejaz Ahmed who scored 139 not out of just 84 balls against arch rivals India. Inzamam ul Haq also scored its test best of 324 against New Zealand in 2002 at the same ground.
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore is the same ill fated ground where Sri Lankan team got attacked when they were on their way to stadium in 2009.
PSL 2020 matches to be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
In PSL 2020 season Gaddafi stadium Lahore will host 14 matches including final of the event. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore is being considered as home ground of Lahore Qalandards.
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore previously hosted final of Pakistan Super League 2017 edition. And it is also the ground on which first ever match of Pakistan Super League took place.
Pakistan Super League 2020 Schedule matches to be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore:
|Day/Date||Team vs Team|
|Fri / Feb 21, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans|
|Sat / Feb 22, 2020||Islamabad United v Multan Sultans|
|Sun / Feb 23, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United|
|Tue / Mar 3, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators|
|Wed / Mar 4, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United|
|Fri / Mar 6, 2020||Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans|
|Sat / Mar 7, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators|
|Sun / Mar 8, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings|
|Tue / Mar 10, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi|
|Wed / Mar 11, 2020||Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators|
|Sun / Mar 15, 2020||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans|
|Wed / Mar 18, 2020||Eliminator 1 – TBC v TBC|
|Fri / Mar 20, 2020||Eliminator 2 – TBC v TBC|
|Sun / Mar 22, 2020||Final – TBC v TBC|