There is no country in the world with greater untapped economic potential than Afghanistan
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Construction works of Kandahar cricket stadium inaugurated with the support of India
The construction works of Kandahar Cricket Stadium was inaugurated with the support of the Government of India. The Government of India is funding the construction of Kandahar Cricket Stadium. The Embassy of India in Kabul said the stadium will provide an immense opportunity for the development of cricket in Afghanistan. “Excellency, in your capacity as the Chief Patron of the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB), you will be happy to know that Government of India has just approved funding for the construction of Kandahar Cricket Stadium at Aino Mena, Kandahar under the Small Development Project Scheme. This was a project that ACB has been closely following with us and we will be working with them to have the works started on this important project at the earliest,” a letter issued by the Indian Embassy in Kabul said. “We have released that sports, both cricket and football, have united the country and enthused the youth as nothing else. We hope that this new facility, and the various initiatives taken by ACB would further popularize cricket and bring greater glory to the nation. We are encouraged by Afghan cricket team’s recent performances in Zimbabwe,” the letter added. India has played a crucial role by participating in the rebuilding of Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban regime. Since 2002, the Government of India has committed over USD 2 billion dollars to the process of development and reconstruction of Afghanistan.