President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday allocated more than two acres of land in the Alokhail area of Kabul for the construction of an international stadium, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ADB) said.
The stadium will have the capacity to hold 25,000 visitors.
ACB officials said that domestic and international matches will be held at this stadium in the future.
“The land which has been approved by President Ghani is in the Alokhail area (in Kabul) and Afghanistan’s cricket board has plans to build a stadium here and bring the international players to this stadium in the future,” said Farid Hotek, a spokesman for the ACB.
It will be a major breakthrough for the strife-torn country to start hosting international cricket matches.
The ACB officials said that the stadium will include a five-star guest house, a standard swimming pool, indoor and outdoor academies, canopies for visitors, a health clinic, a mosque, car parking, an administrative block and other such facilities.
Since getting full membership from the ICC a few years ago, Afghanistan has hosted all its ‘home’ matches in India, mostly in Dehradun and Greater Noida.