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Kabul will soon get an international stadium, says ACB Chief

It will take two years to complete the construction.

Dawlat Ahmadzai
Dawlat Ahmadzai of Afghanistan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Director General of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Mr. Atif Mashal, has recently quoted that the country will soon get their first ever international standard stadium. He conceded that the capital city of Kabul will get their first ever stadium in the next couple of years. As per the news in the pajhwok.com, the ACB Chief made this announcement during a special ceremony conducted by the cricket board at Kabul.

The ceremony was conducted in order to celebrate the occasion of team Afghanistan getting the Test status. The ICC recently announced Ireland and Afghanistan as the new members among the Test playing nations. The rise of the Afghanistani team, in particular, has been immense.

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They have managed to secure the Test status in a period of just four years after having been inducted in the list of associate nations. Atif Mashal, the ACB official, congratulated the officials and the players on the occasion. He conceded that the efforts that they have put in has resulted in this achievement. “This achievement was a result of efforts lasting long years, recently the efforts were intensified and a special commission was established to present a proper proposal to the ICC,” he quoted.

Speaking further on the lines of the new developments, he conceded that the new stadium will be in the eastern Laghman province. The work for the construction of the new stadium will be initiated in Kabul sometime this year. It will take two years to complete the construction.

On APL

He also made another announcement stating that the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) will get underway next year. Speaking about the current team form, Afghanistan recently registered a historic win over West Indies in an ODI fixture during their recent tour to the Caribbean Islands. They will now be seen playing against the MCC at the Lord’s next week.

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