Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium

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Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Ghazi Amanullah Khan Township,
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Coordinates 34°16′59″N 70°39′11″E / 34.28306°N 70.65306°E / 34.28306; 70.65306Coordinates: 34°16′59″N 70°39′11″E / 34.28306°N 70.65306°E / 34.28306; 70.65306
Establishment September 11, 2008
Capacity 14,000
Owner Nangarhar Province
Operator Afghanistan Cricket Board
Tenants Nangarhar Province cricket team
End names
n/a
International information
Domestic team information
Nangarhar Province cricket team (2011-)
Afghanistan cricket team (2001-)
As of July 17, 2014

The Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium is the first international standard cricket stadium in Afghanistan.

It is located in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Township, about 15 kilometres outside the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province.[1]

Construction on the stadium began in March 2010 when the foundation stone was laid by Minister of Finance and president of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Omar Zakhilwal.[2]

The project was developed on 30 acres of land donated by the developer constructing the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Township,[3] cost up the first phase of construction $1.8 million. The first phase, which took one year to complete, included the completion of the stadium itself.[2] The remainder of the phases will see the construction of a pavilion, accommodation for players and administrative buildings.[2]

The stadium, which has a capacity of 14,000, was completed before the national team and under-19 team left for Canada and the Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Ireland respectively. The two sides inaugurated the stadium in a Twenty20 match.[2]

It is hoped that the stadium will be able to attract international teams to play Afghanistan, who currently have One Day International status until at least 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International cricket stadium inaugurated in Nangarhar (Video)" (in Pashto). Pajhwok Afghan News. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Momand, Hiral (19 March 2010). "Afghanistan's First Cricket Stadium". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Afghanistan to build international cricket stadium October 27, 2010.

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