KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has decreed approval of a land measuring 120,000 square meters for construction of a modern cricket stadium in Alokhail area of Kabul.
Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News that the President’s Office acknowledged the efforts of ACB management and approved the site for the stadium the construction of which would commence soon.
Expressing his pleasure on the decision, ACB Chairman Farhan Yusefzai said, “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. “
He thanked the president who he said had always supported the development of cricket and encouraged the players.
“After initial formalities, the construction of the stadium will also commence and we will ensure it is done with best quality. “
The stadium will be as per international standards and 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 35000 spectators, including designated places for the families.