The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said Friday that a proposal was sent to the Indian embassy requesting USD 1 million fund for the construction of a standard cricket stadium in Kandahar province.
ACB further added that construction work of the stadium will be started in the near future in Aino Meena city, after the proposal was approved by the Indian government.
A letter issued by the Indian embassy in this regard was also released by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), which states: “Excellency, In your capacity as the Chief Patron of the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB), you will be happy to know that Government of India has just approved US$ 1 million for construction of the Kandahar Cricket stadium at Aino Mena, Kandahar under the Small Development Project Scheme. This was a project that ACB has been closely following with us and we will be working with them to have the work started on this important project at the earliest.”
The letter further added, “We have released that sports, both cricket and football, have united the country and enthused the youth as nothing else. We hope that this new facility, and the various initiatives taken by ACB would further popularize cricket and bring greater glory to the nation. We are encouraged by Afghan cricket team’s recent performance in Zimbabwe.”
In the meantime, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief executive, Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, called the approval of the funds for the construction of Kandahar Cricket stadium, a major achievement and congratulated the residents of Kandahar province.
Dr. Murad also thanked the Indian government and Indian embassy in Kabul for approving the funds for the construction of Kandahar Cricket Stadium.