Afghan President approves land for new cricket stadium in Kabul

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Last Updated: Mon, Dec 21st, 2020, 10:24:07hrs
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Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) In their endeavour to host international matches, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has secured land for a new stadium in Kabul.

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday allocated 12,000 square meters of land in Alokhail area of the capital city for the construction of a state-of-the-art stadium.

The stadium will include a five-star guest house, a standard swimming pool, indoor and outdoor academies, canopies for crowd, health clinic, mosque, car parking, administrative block and other such facilities.

It is also worth mentioning that the stadium will have a capacity to host 35,000 spectators, including designated places for the families, ACB stated.

"I am happy to announce that Kabul will be home to a standard state of the art international cricket stadium where the fans will be able to watch their favorite cricketers play," ACB Chairman Farhan Yusefzai said in a statement.

"I express my special thanks to Mr. President who has always supported the development of cricket and encouraged our players. After initial formalities, the construction of the stadium will also commence and we will ensure it is done with best quality," he added.

Afghanistan used to host teams in Sharjah after their inception in international cricket. Then they had their adopted home ground in India in Dehradun which was last year shifted to the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow for international fixtures across all formats.

--IANS

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