Nairobi Gymkhana Club is a cricket ground and team in Nairobi, Kenya. It hosted two matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The ground has a capacity of 7,000 people. It is located north of the central business district, but not far from it.
The ground is home to a cricket team of the same name, which is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Kenya. Earlier the ground was called Suleman Verjee Indian Gymkhana having been donated by the Suleman Verjee family at a time when no recreational facilities of scale were available to Indians in Kenya. It has become the main cricket ground in Kenya and hosts International games for the National team. It was at this ground, that Shahid Afridi scored the fastest ODI century in 1997 from just 37 balls. This record has not been broken yet. The Gymkhana club also has an inside mini area where you have a badminton court and further in, you have an outside place where you have a swimming pool and a restaurant. gymkhana cricket ground has also hosted the 2 champions trophy as the only venue for the championship
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