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Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground

Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Stadium (Pashto: د کابل الکوزی نړيوال کريکټ لوبغالی‎) is a cricket stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, which opened in 2011 and has a seating capacity of 6,000 spectators.[1][2][3] It is the first international cricket stadium to be constructed in the country and is the home of cricket in Afghanistan. The stadium is located very close to the famous Ghazi Stadium. In May 2015, the Alokozay Group of Companies took sponsorship of Afghanistan national cricket team and the stadium.

Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Stadium
د کابل الکوزی نړيوال کريکټ لوبغالی
Ground information
LocationDistrict 8, Kabul, Afghanistan
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°30′54″N 69°11′54″E / 34.51500°N 69.19833°E / 34.51500; 69.19833
Establishment2011
Capacity6,000
OwnerAfghan Cricket Board
OperatorAfghanistan National Cricket team
TenantsKabul Eagles
Kabul Province cricket team
International information
Source: cricinfo

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HistoryEdit

It was constructed and opened in 2011 and was funded by USAID and implemented by CARE International with technical support of Afghanistan Cricket Board.[1] Since the opening of the stadium in December 2011, the ACB has been using it for a range of cricket activities and education.[4]

Many domestic cricket events take place each year including: local provincial, regional and national tournaments, school Cricket tournaments, disability tournaments, and player training camps.

The ACB outdoor cricket academy operates its sessions daily at the stadium and the National Offices of the ACB operate within the stadium.

A key development for the stadium over the coming 12 months will be the construction and development of the Afghanistan National Cricket Academy which has recently been funded by the International Cricket Council.

The first match was between Nangarhar and AWCC. Nangarhar was the winner.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nabizada, Khushnood (Dec 19, 2011). "First International Cricket Stadium Opens in Kabul". Khaama Press (KP). Afghan News Agency. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "GIRoA Minister and U.S. Ambassador Lay Foundation for Kabul Cricket Stadium". Kabul, Afghanistan: USAID, Afghanistan. 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan New Cricket Stadium" (in Pashto). YouTube/VoA Pashto. July 24, 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Kabul Cricket Stadium". Cricket Afghanistan. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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