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Providence Stadium - Guyana

Providence Stadium, also known as Guyana National Stadium is a cricket stadium in Guyana. Providence Stadium has a capacity to hold 15,000 spectators.


It has two ends, namely Media Centre End and Pavilion End and is home to Guyana Cricket Team and Guyana Amazon Warriors.


Providence Stadium


History


The stadium was established in 2006 for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. The Government of Guyana built the stadium with the assistance of Government of India. It cost around $30 million for the construction.


The ground hosted six matches in the World Cup, all being Super 8 matches. In the first match, South Africa played Sri Lanka where South Africa won the match by 1 wicket. In this match, Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to pick up 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls.


In 2008, West Indies hosted Sri Lanka in the first ever Test at the venue. Sri Lanka recorded a highest team score of 476. It was also venue for the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup. It hosted 6 group stage matches which included 2 matches of West Indies.


Major Matches


The stadium has hosted Rugby Sevens competition in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. From 2013, it also hosts the Caribbean Premier League matches of Guyana Amazon Warriors.


It hosted the semi-finals and finals of the CPL 2016 after the successful bidding by Guyanese Government. It hosts all the Test matches replacing Bourda Stadium.


Controversies


In January 2016, it was decided to rename the stands with personalities. Earlier the names of the stands were given in colours namely Green, Red and Orange.


However, the authority was reluctant to rename the stands as they thought it would spark controversy in replacing with personalities.

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