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Cricket stadium worth 62m afs inaugurated in Khost

Cricket stadium worth 62m afs inaugurated in Khost

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Dec 30, 2016 - 16:37

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A cricket stadium worth 62 million afghanis was inaugurated in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Friday.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, attended by thousands of people, the provincial governor said the stadium was built over 12.5 acres of land in a year and a half.

Hukam Khan said the German government funded the stadium, with capacity for 5,000 people. He called for expanding the facility and construction of a mosqueinfo-icon and a car park.

The participation of a large number of in today’s ceremony was reflective of a stable security environmentinfo-icon in Khost City, he said, adding the war-weary people wanted prosperity.

Atif Mashal, the Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board chief, promised all possible efforts to expand the stadium and ensure elemental facilities for players.

Following the inaugural event, the Afghan national squad played a friendly match against the U-19 team. The encounter was watched by thousands of spectators.  

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