The 14th ground in Pakistan to have hosted international cricket, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was built in 1992 with the upcoming 1996 Cricket World Cup in mind.
As Pakistan co-hosted the event along with India and Sri Lanka, the Rawalpindi Stadium was conceived as one of the playing venues for the world cup. The ground hosted its first ever test match in 1993, played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
The first one-day international to take place in the venue was a match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1992. Since then, the stadium has acquired the status of one of the main cricket-playing venues of the country, although it is occasionally used for other purposes as well.
The stadium is the home of the Rawalpindi Cricket Team and the famous fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar grew up playing in this stadium. Today, the stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000-odd people and recently, the ground has been equipped with floodlights as well.Places nearby:
Pearl Continental Hotel: Pakistan's Leading 5 Star Hotel Chain 49 km / 30 mi
The Ceremony at Wagah Border: Must Visit Beating Retreat Event 267 km / 166 mi
Gobindgarh Fort: Stunning Heritage Structure in Amritsar 280 km / 174 mi
Kesar Da Dhaba: Home of Amazing Curry and Vegetarian Punjabi Dishes 281 km / 174 mi
Jallianwala Bagh – the Killing Ground of Hundreds of Innocents 282 km / 175 mi