Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground

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Kabul National Cricket Stadium
Ground information
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Establishment 2011
Capacity 6,000
Owner Afghan Cricket Board
Operator Afghanistan National Cricket team
Tenants Afghanistan
End names
n/a
International information
Source: [cricinfo]

Kabul National Cricket Stadium is a cricket stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan that was opened on 2011 and has a seating capacity of 6,000 spectators.[1][2][3]

Kabul Cricket Stadium is the first major cricket stadium to be constructed in the country and is the home of cricket in Afghanistan.

In May 2015, the stadium was renamed an Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground as Alokozay Group of companies took sponsorship of Afghanistan national cricket team and the stadium.[4]

History[edit]

It was constructed and opened in 2011 and was funded by USAID and implemented by CARE International with technical support of Afghanistan Cricket Board.[1] Since the opening of the stadium in December 2011, the ACB has been using it for a range of cricket activities and education.[5]

Many domestic cricket events take place each year including: local provincial, regional and national tournaments, school Cricket tournaments, disability tournaments, and player training camps.

The ACB outdoor cricket academy operates its sessions daily at the stadium and the National Offices of the ACB operate within the stadium.

A major development for the stadium over the coming 12 months will be the construction and development of the Afghanistan National Cricket Academy which has recently been funded by the International Cricket Council.

The first match was between Nengarhar and AWCC. Nengarhar was the winner.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nabizada, Khushnood (Dec 19, 2011). "First International Cricket Stadium Opens in Kabul". Khaama Press (KP). Afghan News Agency. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "GIRoA Minister and U.S. Ambassador Lay Foundation for Kabul Cricket Stadium". Kabul, Afghanistan: USAID, Afghanistan. 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Afghanistan New Cricket Stadium" (in Pashto). YouTube/VoA Pashto. July 24, 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Ten years sponsorship agreement signed by Alokozay with ACB
  5. ^ "Kabul Cricket Stadium". Cricket Afghanistan. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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