'PSL matches could be played in Peshawar'

K-P govt to develop Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar


Our Correspondent June 30, 2020

PESHAWAR:

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government will try to hold some matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Cricket Tournament 2021 in Peshawar, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said on Monday.

According to a statement, the CM said the civil work was in progress on the upgradation of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar to develop it up to the required standard.

He was chairing a meeting of the K-P Sports Department to review the possibilities of holding some of the next PSL matches in Peshawar, the statement said.

The meeting also reviewed the progress so far made on the upgradation projects of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium for the possible holding of the PSL matches.

The meeting was informed that the civil work on the upgradation of the stadium and work on the provision of the required facilities in the stadium was in progress. However, the pace of work has been affected due to the prevailing coronavirus situation; and a period of six to seven month will be required to complete all the necessary arrangements in the stadium.

The meeting was attended by Advisor to the CM on Information Ajmal Wazir, Secretary Tourism and Sports Khushal Khan, Secretary Communication and Works Ijaz Hussain Ansaari, Special Secretary to the CM Masood Younas, Director General Sports Asfandyar Khattak and other relevant authorities.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2020.


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