Providence Stadium

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The Providence Stadium, also known as the Guyana National Stadium, is a leading cricketing venue located in Providence, near Georgetown, Guyana.

Built in 2006 and opened in 2007 specifically for the ICC World Cup, it has since hosted memorable 2007 WC Super-8 games.

The stadium boasts modern facilities and can be converted for multi-use, including football and rugby, making it a versatile addition to Guyana's sporting infrastructure.

Providence Stadium History

Constructed to replace Bourda as the national stadium of Guyana, Providence Stadium was built with the primary aim of hosting the the 2007 WC.

The construction started in May 2005, with substantial financial backing from the Government of India, and the stadium was completed just in time for the tournament in March 2007.

Providence Stadium Capacity

The Providence Stadium can seat approximately 15,000 spectators, making it one of the largest sports arenas in Guyana. The seating arrangement includes three major stands. This setup ensures that the stadium can host a variety of events, from international matches to local sports and large cultural events.

Providence Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at the stadium is known for its balanced nature, offering fair competition between bat and ball. Fast bowlers find initial assistance with atmospheric conditions conducive to swing and seam movement, while spinners tend to come into play as the match progresses.

Chasing teams have enjoyed success on this pitch, having won seven out of the 13 T20Is played at this venue. Three matches have been won by sides batting first while the remaining games have ended without a result.

Is Providence Stadium a Batting or a Bowling Pitch?

Overall, Providence Stadium is considered more of a bowling pitch, especially in conditions where the pitch can slow down, and spinners can exploit the wearing surface.

Providence Stadium Weather Report

Guyana's tropical climate means that Providence Stadium often experiences hot and humid conditions, with the possibility of rainfall, especially during the rainy season from May to August and November to January.

Providence Stadium T20I Records

First T20I Match
Matches Played13
Matches Won Batting First3
Matches Won Batting Second7
No Result3
Highest Individual Innings100 by Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) on 03/05/2010 vs Zimbabwe
Best Bowling4/26 by Jason Holder (West Indies) on 31/07/2021 vs Pakistan
Highest Team Innings191/5 (England) on 03/05/2010 vs West Indies
Lowest Team Innings68 (Ireland) on 30/04/2010 vs West Indies
Highest Run Chase Achieved169/5 (West Indies) on07/07/2022 vs Bangladesh
Average Score Batting First128
Average Runs per Over7.51

Providence Stadium Address

Providence Stadium is situated at QR5C+3RM, Public Road, Providence, about 9 km south of Georgetown's city centre, Guyana.

Its location along the East Bank Highway makes it easily accessible from both the capital city and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes away by car.

Providence Stadium Major Matches

One of the most historic moments at the stadium occurred during the World Cup when Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four consecutive balls against South Africa.

Additionally, the stadium has hosted Test matches, such as the West Indies' first Test win at this ground against Pakistan in May 2011, and significant T20 internationals, including games from the 2010 T20 World Cup and the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, where it will host six matches, including the second semi-final.

Providence Stadium T20I Matches

Sr No.
1New ZealandSri Lanka30/04/2010New Zealand won by 2 wickets
2West IndiesIreland30/04/2010West Indies won by 70 runs
3Sri LankaZimbabwe03/05/2010Sri Lanka won by 14 runs
4West IndiesEngland03/05/2010West Indies won by 8 wickets
5New ZealandZimbabwe04/05/2010New Zealand won by 7 runs
6EnglandIreland04/05/2010No result
7West IndiesIndia06/08/2019India won by 7 wickets
8West IndiesPakistan31/07/2021Pakistan won by 7 runs
9West IndiesPakistan01/08/2021No result
10West IndiesPakistan03/08/2021No result
11West IndiesBangladesh07/07/2022West Indies won by 5 wickets
12West IndiesIndia06/08/2023West Indies won by 2 wickets
13West IndiesIndia08/08/2023India won by 7 wickets

Providence Stadium: FAQs

Q.1. What is the seating capacity of Providence Stadium?

Answer: Providence Stadium can accommodate around 15,000 spectators, with its layout featuring three major stands and a grassy mound that holds about 4,000 people.

Q.2. When was Providence Stadium built and why?

Answer: Providence Stadium was built specifically for the 2007 World Cup, replacing Bourda as the national stadium of Guyana.

Q.3. What type of pitch does Providence Stadium have?

Answer: The pitch at Providence Stadium is balanced but generally favours bowlers. Fast bowlers enjoy initial assistance, while spinners find more success as the pitch wears down.

Q.4. Has Providence Stadium hosted any significant cricket matches?

Answer: Yes, Providence Stadium has hosted several key matches, including six Super Eight matches in the 2007 World Cup and the memorable match where Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four consecutive balls.

Q.5. Where is Providence Stadium located?

Answer: Providence Stadium is located at QR5C+3RM, Public Road, Providence, approximately 9 km south of Georgetown, Guyana.