Queen's Park Oval

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago roaring with the noise of CPL 2022

If you want to witness the mix of cultural activities and adventure tourism in the West Indies, head to Trinidad and Tobago. This tiny twin Island is a perfect example of this blend. Situated off the tip of Venezuela, the island is popular for its energetic nightlife, breathtaking views, mind-blowing sunsets, awe-inspiring coral reefs, and much more. Besides all that, there is something else that makes Trinidad and Tobago a hotspot for international tourists and it is Queen’s Park Oval sPorts Stadium, Port of Spain. 

Widely known for having breathtaking backdrops of Northern hills, Queens Park oval stadium is primarily a cricket stadium that was opened in 1896. The stadium is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in the West Indies and also the most picturesque one. The stadium is privately owned by the Queen’s Park cricket clubs.

Seating capacity of the stadium

There are only a couple of cricket stadiums in the West Indies that have a seating capacity of more than 20000 and Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium is one of them. Having a seating capacity of around 20000, the stadium is the second largest in the West Indies in terms of seating capacity. The stadium has two ends and their names are Media Center End and Brian Lara Pavilion End. 

This grand cricket stadium features a gym, 2 squash courts, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and indoor as well as outdoor cricket practice nets. The cricket stadium is so grand and versatile that it has been used not just for cricket but also for many domestic as well as international football matches and music events. 

First international matches on Queen’s Park oval cricket stadium

With the fact that this cricket stadium is so old, the first international match on this ground was played centuries ago too. It hosted its first test match in February 1930, which was between West Indies and England. It took the stadium another 53 years to host its first international ODI match. In 1983, it held its first international ODI match between India and West Indies.

 If we talk about its first T20 match, the stadium was honored with its first T20 match on March 9 2009 with the match between West Indies and England. Adding an interesting fact, the stadium holds the record of hosting the maximum number of test matches in the Caribbean.

Lately, Stadium has not hosted any international matches. However, it is the hub of CPL 2022 matches. A bunch of matches is going to be played here and today we are going to talk about them.

CPL 2022 matches in Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium

Being one of the oldest cricket stadiums in the West Indies, Queen’s Park oval cricket stadium hosts all types of matches from international to premier league matches. In 2022, it is going to host a number of CPL 2022 matches. Here, we have listed down the schedule of those matches.

Tue, Sep 13, 16th Match

07:00 PM

Barbados Royals VS Trinbago Knight Riders  

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Wed, Sep 14, 17th Match

10:00 AM

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots VS Jamaica Tallawahs  

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Wed, Sep 14, 18th Match

07:00 PM

Guyana Amazon Warriors VS Trinbago Knight Riders 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Thu, Sep 15, 19th Match

10:00 AM

Jamaica Tallawahs VS Barbados Royals 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Sat, Sep 17, 20th Match

10:00 AM

Saint Lucia Kings VS St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Sat, Sep 17, 21st Match

07:00 PM

Jamaica Tallawahs VS Trinbago Knight Riders 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Sun, Sep 18, 22nd Match

10:00 AM

Guyana Amazon Warriors VS Barbados Royals 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Sun, Sep 18, 23rd Match

07:00 PM

Saint Lucia Kings VS Trinbago Knight Riders 

Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Tourist places to visit near Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium

We are pretty sure that you would like to explore Queens Park oval completely when you are there to catch a match of CPL 2022. This is why here we have brought together a list of must-visit places in and around Queens Park oval stadium, Port of Spain. Have a look at them.

  • Queens Park Savannah

If you love natural places, you will definitely fall in love with the mesmerizing beauty of Queens Park Savannah. It is the largest open space in the Port of Spain occupying a wide area of around 260 acres. Located just 1.9 km away from Queens Park oval stadium, Queens Park Savannah is truly a sight to behold.

  • Long circular Mall

Located just 1.4 km away from Queens Park all Stadium, Long Circular Mall is a must-visit place for you if you buy souvenirs from wherever you visit. This is one of the most popular malls in the Port of Spain and has almost everything from small to big. So, you can buy a unique souvenir from here.

  • Emperor valley zoo

When you are in Queen’s Park Oval Stadium to watch CPL 2022 why not have a glimpse of the indigenous animals of the Port of Spain too? This zoo is home to a number of animals that can be spotted only in the Port of Spain. The interesting thing is that you don’t have to make much effort to visit there when you are in Queen’s Park Oval Stadium, as it is just 1.9 km away from there.

Accommodation near Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium Port of Spain

Don’t worry about the accommodation and you are in Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium to watch CPL 2022. With the fact that it is a popular place in the Port of Spain, it has a number of top-quality hotels in its proximity. Here, we have listed a couple of them. 

The fun of CPL 2022 is already making a lot of noise. Why not be a part of it in Queen’s Park Oval Cricket Stadium, Port of Spain? Now, you have all the information as well. So, just book your tickets.

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