A new state-of-the-art international cricket stadium will be built in the Alokhail area of Kabul after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office approves the location for the stadium, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said in a press release. According to the decree of HE Mohammad @ashrafghani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 120,000 square meters of land in the Alokhail area of Kabul has been approved for the construction of a state-of-the-art stadium in Kabul, ACB said in a tweet.
Correction: The allocated area is 120,000 square feet
– Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) December 21, 2020
“Recognizing the efforts of ACB management, the president’s office approved the site for the stadium, construction of which will also begin shortly,” the press release said.
The stadium will have a capacity of 35,000 and will be built to international standards, the release said.
“It should be noted that the stadium will be by international standards and will include a five-star guest house, standard pool, indoor and outdoor academies, canopies for public, health clinic, mosque, parking lot, administrative block and other such facilities.”
ACB Chairman Farhan Yusefzai said: “I am delighted to announce that Kabul will be home to a standard state-of-the-art international cricket stadium where fans can watch their favorite cricketers play.
“I would like to express my special thanks to Mr. President who has always supported the development of cricket and encouraged our players. After the initial formalities, the construction of the stadium will also begin and we will ensure that it is done with the best quality.”
Afghanistan, a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has played their home tests in India so far and the team will be seen in action in 2021 in a one-off test against Australia, which will be their first match in the longest format in Australia.
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