Islamabad to have 3 New Cricket grounds

Capital Development Authority (CDA) will develop three first-class standard cricket grounds before the end of this year.

The grounds are being development as alternative to the three grounds affected by the construction of 7th and 9th Avenues. “The new stadiums with modern facilities will be much better than the previous grounds,” CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari told ‘The News’ Monday.

The CDA has started development work on two of the three cricket stadiums in Sectors G-8/2 and F-6/2. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will formally inaugurate development work of Diamond Cricket Ground in Sector G-8/2 very soon.

The CDA, which allocated 400×450 square yards area for the new ground in place of the existing Diamond Cricket Ground in Sector G-9, will spend Rs20 million on creating the new facility. The CDA chairman said the Authority had to do away with the previous sports facilities as they fall on right of way of 7th and 9th Avenues. “It is a wrong impression that CDA is constructing two new roads on green belts,” he said.

The CDA official said the two roads were very much part of Islamabad’s master plan and the previous sports facilities were created to serve the community till the work on construction of 7th and 9th Avenues was to start.

Lashari also inspected the ongoing development work at the new site of Diamond Cricket Ground and directed the officials to complete work according to the schedule. He said CDA has also made provision of sports and recreational facilities in all the new sectors while new sports grounds are being developed and existing parks are being renovated.

The development of three new grounds is a result of an agreement reached between CDA and Islamabad Cricket Association (ICA) owing to efforts of Senate Standing Committee on Sports. Director Special Projects Sanaullah Aman, who has been assigned the task to develop the grounds, said the whole project would cost Rs50 million. “The three grounds are permanent and will not be affected by any development activity,” he said.

The official said the grounds in Sectors G-8/2 and F-6/2 would be completed in four months while work on the third ground at the foothills of Saidpur Village would start shortly. The ground in Sector F-6/2 is being developed in place of Lal Quarter Ground while Marghazar Ground has been provided an alternative site near Saidpur Village. Sanaullah said the Diamond Cricket Ground would have a pavilion, players’ changing room, four pitches, automatic roller and its own tube-well.

Lashari also inspected the ongoing development work at the new site of Diamond Cricket Ground and directed the officials to complete work according to the schedule. He said CDA has also made provision of sports and recreational facilities in all the new sectors while new sports grounds are being developed and existing parks are being renovated.

The development of three new grounds is a result of an agreement reached between CDA and Islamabad Cricket Association (ICA) owing to efforts of Senate Standing Committee on Sports. Director Special Projects Sanaullah Aman, who has been assigned the task to develop the grounds, said the whole project would cost Rs50 million. “The three grounds are permanent and will not be affected by any development activity,” he said.

The official said the grounds in Sectors G-8/2 and F-6/2 would be completed in four months while work on the third ground at the foothills of Saidpur Village would start shortly. The ground in Sector F-6/2 is being developed in place of Lal Quarter Ground while Marghazar Ground has been provided an alternative site near Saidpur Village. Sanaullah said the Diamond Cricket Ground would have a pavilion, players’ changing room, four pitches, automatic roller and its own tube-well.
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4 Comments so far

  1. Asma (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

    Hoping all construction’s for good not for cleaning our green land!


  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    That means Islamabad will be up and ready to host matches for South Asia 2011 Cricket World Cup…


  3. Guru (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    I hope so …


  4. Asma (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    lolz at hassan :)



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