Johor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium was briefly known as ZAC Stadium and formerly known as Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium, a cricket stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It became a Test cricket venue when a Test match was held between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 27-Feb-2006. It hosted ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 two group matches. It has a seating capacity of around 20,000. Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium was renamed on 17 June 2001 while the Awami League government was in power. After the Bangladesh Nationalist Party government came to power in October 2001 The stadium was renamed as Ruhul Amin Stadium. Later in 2009, after the Awami League government came to power The stadium was renamed as Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Currently, it is the main cricket venue in the port city. Before that, M. Aziz Stadium was the main cricket venue in Chittagong But now it focuses on football. It is the home cricket ground of Chittagong Vikings the local franchise in the Bangladesh Premier League.
|Operator||Bangladesh, Chittagong Division|
|Tenants||Bangladesh cricket team, Chittagong Vikings|
|Date||Test ODI T20||Country|
|28-Feb–3 Mar-2006||First Test||BAN VS SRI|
|5–9-Sep-19||Last Test||BAN VS AFG|
|25-Feb-06||First ODI||BAN VS SRI|
|26-Oct-18||Last ODI||BAN VS ZIM|
|12-Fe-14||First T20||BAN VS SRI|
|21-Sep-19||Last T20||BAN VS AFG|
About half an hour drive outside the city center, the Chittagong Divisional Stadium was one of five purpose-built cricket grounds for the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was finally granted full international status in January 2006, before moving to Sri Lanka. The stadium itself is a concrete bowl set up on one of the main agricultural lands, where a three-level pavilion provides the focal point.
The stadium offers views of the beautiful lily trees, ports and ships on the coast. It set up the floodlights before the fourth cricket ground in Bangladesh before the World Cup, allowing for day/night cricket matches.
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