Afghanistan gets land for new stadium, ACB eyes hosting international matches


By: PTI | Kabul |

Updated: December 21, 2020 1:40:53 pm

Afghanistan hosts all its ‘house’ matches in Dehradun and Greater Noida. (File)

Afghanistan Cricket Board chief Farhan Yusefzai is assured of bringing international matches to the nation within the close to future after securing land for a new stadium right here, having performed most of their ‘home’ video games in India to date.

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday allotted greater than two acres of land in Alokhail space of Kabul for the development of a state-of-the-art stadium.

“With the construction of this ground, we will be able to host international cricket and our people will watch international players playing at their ground in the centre of the capital Kabul,” Yusefzai was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

It is main breakthrough within the strife-torn nation’s quest to begin hosting international cricket matches.

”Kabul can be house to an ordinary state-of-the-art international cricket stadium. I specific my particular due to Mr. President who has at all times supported the event of cricket and inspired our gamers.

“After initial formalities, the construction of the stadium will also commence and we will ensure it is done with best quality,” he mentioned.

According to the report, the stadium will embody “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”.

The stadium can have a capability to accommodate 35,000 spectators.

Since getting full membership from the ICC just a few years in the past, Afghanistan has hosted all its ‘home’ matches at impartial venue India, principally in Dehradun and Greater Noida.

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