Afghanistan Cricket Board(ACB) on Sunday officially started construction work on a new cricket stadium in eastern Logar province.
The Logar cricket ground will be built on 15-acres of land and will cost around $500,000. The funds will be provided by India and will take two years to complete, according to ACB.
Addressing the event in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of Logar, the Provincial Governor Mohammad Alim Fedayee said: " The cricket players always bring heroic sense and maintaining unity among Afghans."
In part of his speech, Fedayee also announced to give land for each national cricket players in the province, he asked the ACB heads to provide him a list of all players in regard.
Officials also informed about the construction of another cricket ground in eastern Paktia province, which is expected to be built in 35-acres of land. The construction costs about $1.5 million and will be paid from the ACB’s development budget.
It comes days after ACB inaugurated a cricket stadium worth $1 million in the capital of southeastern Khost province.
The stadium which has the capacity of ten thousand spectators at one time was built within two years with the financial support of Germany.