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Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, UAE

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The Sharjah Cricket Stadium, located in the United Arab Emirates and emirate of Sharjah, was erected in the early 1980s and immediately rose to prominence as a regular venue for competitions. One-day cricket gained enormous popularity after India's World Cup victory in 1983. The stadium hosted 198 ODIs and four Test matches between 1984 and 2003, drawing sizable audiences, mostly from the area's Asian ex-pat community. Pakistan played games there in 2002 because of political unrest at home. Additionally, it featured competitions for Masters (veterans) and other backup players. The Players Benefit Fund Series (CBFS), which Abdul Rahman Bukharin founded in 1981 and whose primary goal was to honour cricketers from the past and present, oversaw all matches. Present-day Pakistani and Indian ...