Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium

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Ghazi Amanullah International Cricket Stadium
د غازي امان الله نړيوال کريکټ لوبغالی
Ground information
LocationGhazi Amanullah Town, Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°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
EstablishmentSeptember 11, 2008
Capacity14,000
OwnerGovernment of Nangarhar Province
OperatorAfghanistan Cricket Board
TenantsSpin Ghar Tigers
Nangarhar Province cricket team
End names
n/a
International information
Team information
Nangarhar Province cricket team (2011-)
Afghanistan cricket team (2011-)
As of February 02, 2020
Source: ESPNCricinfo

Ghāzī Amānullāh International Cricket Stadium, Jalalabad (Pashto: د غازي امان الله نړيوال کريکټ لوبغالی‎) is an international standard cricket stadium in Afghanistan. It is located in the heart of Ghazi Amanullah Town, a new suburb 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 Ghazi Amanullah Town.[3] The first phase of construction, which took a year to complete, cost $1.8 million, and included the completion of the basic stadium.[2] A pavilion, accommodation for players and administrative buildings were constructed later.[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, which is now a Full Member of the International Cricket Council.

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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