Gaddafi Cricket Stadium is a cricket ground present in Lahore, Pakistan. It was designed by famous architecture Nasreddin Murat Khan. It was built in 1959. Gaddafi Stadium hosted the 1996 World Cup final.
The headquarter of Pakistan Cricket Board also located in Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. The stadium has the capacity of 60,000 people at a time that’s why it is called the one of the biggest stadium of Pakistan.
In 1974, Lahore Stadium renames as Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in the honors of the former Libyan Dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The Stadium is renovated in 1995-1966 by Nayyar Ali Dada for the 1996 World Cup. Dad’s was redesigned it in Mughal style.
The three hat-tricks (A hat-trick occurs in cricket when a bowler dismisses three batsmen with consecutive deliveries) have been taken at the Gaddafi Stadium by Peter Petherick, Wasim Akram, and Muhammad Sami.
In 2011, Pakistan Cricket Board Decided to rename the Gaddafi stadium. Later on 2012, it does not appear that the stadium name will be changed after all.
Gaddafi Stadium was the first Pakistani stadium which equipped with modern floodlights having their own standby power generators. In 1995, when Dada’s re-equips t the Gaddafi Stadium, then the benches of Stadium replaced with plastic chairs.
In 2017, PCB selects Gaddafi stadium for the final match or Pakistan Super League. As the in the First Season, Pakistan Cricket Board decided to conduct all the match out of the country due to security reasons and all matches of Second Season was also played in UAE but Final match played in Ghadaffi Cricket Stadium Lahore, Pakistan.
According to the Latest News, PCB announced that the Third Season of PSL is going to start in 2018. In , it is the series of 34 matches. Out of 34, ten matches are played in Pakistan. Rafi Cricket Stadium, National Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium are selected for 10 matches of PSL Third Season. Remaining 24 matches of PSL will play in Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) and Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).
Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council are trying to improve the cricket in Pakistan. In the supervision of heavy security, PCB organized Word X1 tour in Pakistan. It is the successful event organized by PCB in September 2017. After the successful event of World X1 tour in Pakistan, Najam Sethi said in a conference, “ As Soon as possible PCB announced tournament which is going to start in the early months of 2018”.
|Stadium||Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore|
|Adress||Hafeez Kardar Road، Lahore|
|Contact Number||(042) 35717231|
|World Cup||1987, 1996|
|Owner||Pakistan Cricket Board|