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National Cricket Stadium


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The National Cricket Stadium is a cricket ground located in the Tangiers, Morocco. It is the only major cricket stadium in Morocco.

Stadium hosted its first International Tournament from 12th to 21st August 2002. Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka competed in a 50-overs one day triangular series.

The ICC has granted international status to the Tangier Cricket Stadium in Morocco official approval that will allow it become North Africa's first international cricket venue.

 

History

The stadium was constructed by Dubai-based construction tycoon Abdur Rahmann Bukhatir as part of his plan to globalise cricket and spread it throughout the Arab world.

The ground was selected to hold the 2002 Morocco Cup, which was a tri-series One Day International competition involving Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Seven One Day Internationals were played during the competition, with Sri Lanka eventually winning it.

This was the first time One Day Internationals had been held by an Affiliate member nation of the International Cricket Council, though major cricket hasn't returned to the ground since.

In 2004, Morocco played two matches there against the touring Marylebone Cricket Club.

Facilities

  • Practice area: 6 turf wickets and 2 concrete wickets
  • Stadium capacity: 5000
  • Bowling machines
  • Large changing rooms for players
  • The ground is available for hire upon request
  • Fitness Centre
  • SPA: massage, Jacuzzi, beauty-saloon, aroma- therapy, reflexology
  • Sports Centre with multiple usage
  • 72 equipped suites
  • 56 bungalows
  • Restaurant
  • Club House

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