Avant-garde stadium to come up in Kabul



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Afghanistan Kabul new cricket stadium Image: Cricket Afghanistan

An avant-garde stadium is all set to come up in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. This is as per a decree by H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The planned arena will be able to pack in 35,000 spectators, including designated places for the families.

In Alokhail area of Kabul, 120000 square meters of land has been approved for the construction of a futuristic arena. Acknowledging the efforts of the management of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), the President’s office approved the site for the stadium and the construction of the same is scheduled to start soon.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board is the official governing body of cricket in Afghanistan. It is Afghanistan’s representative at the International Cricket Council (ICC) and was an associate member of ICC from June 2013 until becoming a full member in June 2017.

Expressing his pleasure on the decision, ACB Chairman Farhan Yusefzai exulted, “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 further added, “I express my special thanks to President Ghani 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 work.”

The venue will be built as per international norms and will boast five-star guest house, a standard swimming pool, indoor and outdoor academies, canopies for crowd, health clinic, mosque, car parking, administrative block, and several other facilities.

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