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Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Saint George (Antigua and Barbuda)


Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a cricket facility in North Sound, Saint George City of Antigua and Barbuda Island. This Cricket stadium of the Caribbean was named after former West Indies cricket captain and legendary batter Viv Richards.

Just 1200 meters away from the sea coast, the stadium is about a 10–20 minute driving distance from the capital city, St. John’s. The nearest airport to the sports facility is Antigua (ANU) Airport which is 4.2 km away from the stadium. The coordinates of the stadium are 17.1032° N, 61.7849° W.

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Saint George (Antigua and Barbuda)
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Saint George (Antigua and Barbuda)

Originally constructed for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, where it hosted Super 8 matches, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is set to shine once again after 17 years. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, this iconic Antigua venue will feature prominently, hosting eight crucial group stage and Super 8 matches.

While the stadium typically accommodates 10,000 spectators, its capacity was temporarily doubled for the 2007 World Cup. The architectural layout includes two primary stands: the Northern Stand and the five-story South Stand. In a tribute to cricket legends, the north and south ends were renamed in honor of Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Andy Roberts before the start of the first Test against England on April 13, 2015.

Overview of Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

  • Ground Name- Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
  • Address- 4638+73J, Sir Sydney Walling Highway (Factory Road, North Sound, Antigua & Barbuda
    [coordinates- 17.1032° N, 61.7849° W]
  • Nearest Airport- Antigua (ANU) Airport
  • Capacity- 10,000
  • Inaugurated- 2007
  • Ends- Andy Roberts End, Curtly Ambrose End
  • Flood Lights- Yes

Stats and Records

Test Cricket

  • Total Matches– 12
  • Matches won batting first– 2
  • Matches won bowling first– 4
  • Average 1st innings Score– 272
  • Average 2nd innings Score– 319
  • Average 3rd innings Score– 277
  • Average 4th innings Score– 166

ODI Cricket

  • Total Matches– 37
  • Matches won batting first– 17
  • Matches won bowling first– 19
  • Average 1st innings Score– 229
  • Average 2nd innings Score– 199

T20I Circket

  • Total Matches– 29
  • Matches won batting first– 14
  • Matches won bowling first– 13
  • Average 1st innings Score– 123
  • Average 2nd innings Score– 105

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Fixtures At This Venue

Date/DayMatch No.FixtureGroupTiming
June 9, Sun20th MatchOman vs ScotlandGroup B10:30 PM IST/ 01:00 PM LOCAL
June 11, Tues24th MatchAustralia vs NamibiaGroup B06:00 AM IST/ 08:30 PM LOCAL
June 13, Wed28th MatchEngland vs OmanGroup B11:59 PM IST/ 03:00 PM LOCAL
June 15, Thur34th MatchNamibia vs EnglandGroup B10:30 PM IST/ 01:00 PM LOCAL
June 19, SatSuper 8A2 vs D1Group 208:00 PM IST/10:30 AM LOCAL
June 20, ThurSuper 8B2 vs D2Group 106:00 AM IST/ 08:30 PM LOCAL
June 22, SatSuper 8A1 vs D2Group 108:00 PM IST/10:30 AM LOCAL
June 23, SunSuper 8C2 vs D1Group 206:00 AM IST/ 08:30 PM LOCAL

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Pitch Report

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Saint George (Antigua and Barbuda)
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium boasts an excellent cricket wicket, striking a fine balance between aiding both batsmen and bowlers. Initially, the pitch offers a fair contest, but as the match unfolds, bowlers gain a slight edge due to the pitch’s gradual slowdown, making timing challenging for the batsmen. Despite this, spectators can look forward to an equitable duel between bat and ball. The toss-winning team might strategically opt to bowl first, setting themselves up for a manageable chase later on.

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Sources- Wikipedia, ICC Official Website

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