Call to build cricket stadium in Paktika
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Local cricket officials and players on Friday urged the government to build a cricket stadium in southeastern Paktika province to promote the sport.
Abdul Rauf Zahin, an emerging cricket player, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the game had helped a great deal in the development of the province. He called cricket a craze for rising generation.
However, he regretted the province had no stadium where players could enhance their skills, make their way to the national team or shoot into prominence at the international level.
Khanzada, the Afghanistan Cricket Board chief for Paktika, acknowledged a number of enthusiastic youngsters played the game on streets in the absence of a stadium in the province.
The board had allocated 10 acres of land for the construction of a cricket stadium and pledged to build a ground soon, he said, asking the central government and ACB to construct the facility as soon as possible.
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