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Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad Ground Full Details, Stats and Records, and More


The multi-purpose facility Brian Lara Cricket Academy is located in southern Trinidad, just outside the heart of the city of San Fernando in Tarouba, on the Island of Trinidad and Tobago. Named after former West Indies Captain Brian Lara, the stadium was built and officially inaugurated in 2017.

Located approximately four kilometers from the coastline, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy was envisioned as part of a larger complex spanning 180 acres (0.73 km²) of farmland in Tarouba, with an investment of TT$1.1 billion. The facility was designed by the US architectural firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum. The sports facility is exactly located at the Coordinates: 10.29667°N 61.42972°W

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad Ground Details, Stats and Records, and More
Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

With a capacity of around 15,000 visitors, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy or Brian Lara Stadium is set to host five important cricket matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which includes the first semifinal of the tournament on 26th June.

This ground has yet to host any test match on international levels. The only Men’s ODI match played here was between West Indies and India on August 2023. Along with women’s games, this venue has been host to 7 T20Is till now in its fresh history.

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad Ground Details, Stats and Records, and More
India Won the ODI series at Brian Lara Cricket Academy 2023 (Getty Images)

Overview of The Brian Lara Cricket Academy

  • Ground Name- Brian Lara Cricket Academy OR Brian Lara Stadium
  • Address- 7HW9+FG7, Brian Lara Stadium Rd, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago [coordinates- 10.29667°N 61.42972°W]
  • Nearest Airport- Piarco International Airport (POS)
  • Capacity- 15,000
  • Inaugurated- 2007
  • Ends- North End, South End
  • Flood Lights- Yes

Stats and Records

ODI Cricket

  • Total Matches– 4
  • Matches won batting first– 2
  • Matches won bowling first– 2
  • Average 1st innings Score– 207
  • Average 2nd innings Score– 148

T20I Circket

  • Total Matches– 7
  • Matches won batting first– 3
  • Matches won bowling first– 4
  • Average 1st innings Score– 161
  • Average 2nd innings Score– 140

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Fixtures At This Venue

Date/DayMatch No.FixtureGroupTiming
June 12, Wed26th MatchWest Indies vs New ZealandGroup C06:00 AM IST/ 08:30 PM LOCAL
June 13, Thur29th MatchAfghanistan vs PNGGroup C08:00 PM IST/10:30 AM LOCAL
June 14, Fri32nd MatchNew Zealand vs UgandaGroup C06:00 AM IST/ 08:30 PM LOCAL
June 17, Mon39th MatchNew Zealand vs PNGGroup C11:59 PM IST/ 03:00 PM LOCAL
June 26, WedSemi-finalTBC vs TBCSemifinal 110:30 PM IST/ 01:00 PM LOCAL

Brian Lara Cricket Academy Pitch Report

The pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba has proven challenging for batters. Despite hosting seven T20I, the slow pitch’s character is evident from the 34 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches held there, which have an average first innings score of 141 runs. Significantly, no game at this venue has seen a target exceed 190 runs. This track offers substantial assistance to spinners, providing them with a significant advantage.

READ: T20 World Cup 2024 United States (USA) Full Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Timing, Full Squad, Strongest Playing 11, and all you need to know

SOURCE- Wikipedia, ICC Official Website

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