Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is mostly use for cricket matches nowadays, and it hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The ground hosts home matches for both the Boland cricket team and the Paarl Royals. The stadium can accommodate 10,000 people.
The first ODI match was played in 1997 between India and Zimbabwe during the Tri-Series, which ended in a tie.
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 258 runs in an ODI on January 11, 2012. Sri Lanka were dismissed for a total of 43, their lowest ODI total in history.
Boland Park hosted the following Cricket World Cup matches in 2003. During the 2003 World Cup, three matches were held at the venue.
The Boland Bank Park cricket stadium is located in Paarl, South Africa. It has good facilities and floodlights on the field. It has two well-known ends, Riebeeck Kelders and Stables Ends. Boland Bank Park’s first experience with one-day international cricket was memorable.
Zimbabwe and India met at the stadium on January 27, 1997, and the game ended in a dramatic tie. It is surround by beautiful mountains and trees and provides spectators with lovely grassed embankments to relax on while watching a game. Back in 2001, the ground witnessed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the history of cricket. India defeated Kenya by 186 runs after amassing 351 for 3, led by 111 from Sourav Ganguly and 146 from Sachin Tendulkar.
A week earlier, Kenya had beaten India by 70 runs after bowling them out for 176. During the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Boland Bank Park hosted three matches. It has yet to host a Test match. Wasim Akram became the first bowler in World Cup history to take 500 ODI wickets against the Netherlands.
The first ODI was played on July 26, 2009, between the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The stadium hosted its first T20I between West Indies and New Zealand on July 5, 2014.
Boland Park is named after William “Lefty” Boland, a long-time West Orange resident and Director of Recreation. Boland was a well-known public figure in the community who received numerous honors throughout his distinguished career. In his honor, the Boland Charity Golf Outing was established. The West Orange Recreation Department runs the facility. Dogwood Road is off Northfield Avenue near the Township of Livingston line. The park includes a playground for children, a youth baseball field, and a basketball court.
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