Triangular 50-50 Series: Sharjah The New Mecca of Cricket

Hyderabad, India: Sharjah became the mecca of Cricket, organising the maximum number of tri-series in the history of Cricket. India – Pakistan rivalry got a new venue to reemerge outside India and Pakistan. But, when India refused to play in Sharjah, the effect was felt immediately. Earlier in one year, Sharjah used to host 2 tournamenst. Now, one rarely hears Sharjah as venue.

History of 50 overs Triangular Series
First-ever Cricket Triangular Series

The country does not have a Cricket team in ICC. But, they have followers and sponsors to promote Cricket. An experiment of 1985 became a phenomenon for Cricket tri-series and other tournaments.

Results of Sharjah Tri-series

    Rothmans Trophy in Sharjah (Aus Eng Ind Pak) : Mar 1985 – won by India
    Rothmans Sharjah Cup in Sharjah (Ind Pak WI) : Nov 1985 – won by West Indies
    1988 Mar/Apr 1988 – Sharjah Cup in Sharjah (NZ Ind SL)- Ind won
    Oct 1988 Champions Trophy in Sharjah (Ind Pak WI) – won by West Indies
    Sharjah Cup in Sharjah (Pak SL) : Mar 1989 – won by Pakistan
    Champions Trophy in Sharjah (Ind Pak WI): Oct 1989 – won by Pakistan
    1991 Wills Trophy in Sharjah (Ind Pak WI) Oct 1991 – won by Pakistan
    1993 Wills Trophy in Sharjah (Pak, SL, Zim) Feb 1993 – won by Pakistan
    1993 Champions Trophy in Sharjah (Pak SL WI) – won by West Indies
    1995 – Champions Trophy in Sharjah (WI, Pak, SL) – won by Sri Lanka
    1995 – Asia Cup in Sharjah (Ban, Ind, Pak, SL) – won by India
    1996 – Pepsi Cup in Sharjah (Ind, Pak, SA) – won by South Africa
    1996 – Champions Trophy in Sharjah (Pak, SL, NZ) – won by Pakistan
    1997 – Singer-Akai Cup in Sharjah (Pak, SL, Zim) – won by Sri Lanka
    1998 – Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah (Aus, Ind, NZ) – won by India
    1998 – Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah (SL, Ind, ZIM) – won by India
    1999 – Sharjah Champions Trophy (Pak, SL, WI) – won by Pakistan
    1999- Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah, (Eng ,Ind, Pak) – won by Pakistan
    1999 – Sharjah Champions Trophy (Pak, SL, WI) – won by Pakistan
    Mar 2000 – Coca-Cola Cup in Sharjah, (Ind, Pak, SA) – won by Pakistan
    2000 – Sharjah Champions Trophy (Ind, SL, Zim) – won by Sri Lanka
    2001 – Khaleej Times Trophy in Sharjah (Pak, SL, Zim) – won by Pakistan
    2001 – Sharjah Cup (Pak, NZ, SL) – won by Pakistan

Tri-Series in India
Australian Tri-Series from 1980-2008
Tri-Series in Sri Lanka
Triangular Series in England
Tri-Series In South Africa
Tri-Series in Pak, West Indies, Zimbabwe and New Zealand
Triangular One-Day Series: Results at Other Neutral Venues

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