ISLAMABAD: The chair of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has made and announcement that Islamabad soon will have a stadium of its own.
“We will restart construction within six months and will try to complete the stadium quickly,” Sethi said, and expressed that after acknowledging the ‘Big Three’ Pakistan’s future regarding Cricket is very bright.
It is reported that the PCB has been allotted land by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) onto which the stadium having the capacity of more than 50,000 spectators will be built. According to a senior PCB official, the construction has been begun to mount the stadium within the National Park Area at Shakarparian and issues like environment impact assessment have been resolved.
“We have completed all legal formalities. In the six month period, the first phase of work will be completed, at least,” he said.
The Islamabad Regional President Shakil Sheikh told the media that PCB would finish the initial phase of the project within the next six months and it would be ready to allow the domestic teams to be facilitated.
“We will try to have it ready for domestic cricket, at least,” he said.
An agreement was signed between PCB and CDA according to which CDA will be given 30% income yielded from the stadium which is going to be constructed on 35 acres land which PCB received in June 2012 from CDA.