Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium

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Nangarhar National Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Ghazi Amanullah Khan Town,
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[1]
Owner Government of Nangarhar Province
Operator Afghanistan Cricket Board
Tenants Nangarhar Province cricket team
End names
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International information
Team information
Nangarhar Province cricket team (2011-)
Afghanistan cricket team (2011-)
As of July 17, 2014

The Nangarhar National Cricket Stadium, also known as Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium, is the first international standard cricket stadium in Afghanistan. It is located in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Town, about 15 kilometres south-east of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province.[2]

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.[3] The project was developed on 30 acres of land donated by the developer constructing Ghazi Amanullah Khan Town.[4] The first phase of construction, which took a year to complete, cost $1.8 million, and included the completion of the basic stadium.[3] A pavilion, accommodation for players and administrative buildings were constructed later.[3]

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.[3]

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.

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