Saidpur Proposed as Site for Capital’s First Cricket Stadium:
Islamabad: City Managers proposed sites within the Capital that could be utilized for the set up of the first Cricket Stadium in Islamabad with a maximum seating arrangement of 60,000 spectators.
News sources reported that the meeting was presided over by the planning minister Mr. Asad Umar and attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan, Commissioner Rawalpindi Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqat, CDA Member Engineering Sayed Munawar Shah along with a few others.
The CDA shared the infrastructural plan of the proposed stadium with the attendees of the meeting and informed them that the model is to be considered by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The CDA chairman also informed that the stadium could be constructed in Saidpur.
According to details, the meeting was given a briefing about the proposed Stadium project in the Saidpur Area, while addressing the media Ali Nawaz Awan said that nothing was final and instead it was decided that a few other sites will be explored before selecting one particular location.
In the direction of PM Imran Khan, the CDA and PCB Authority will be carrying out the construction of the International Stadium. The CDA will be providing the land whereas the PCB will be working on the construction of the Stadium.
Last Friday, the PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja and CDA Chairman held a meeting and discussed the joint venture of both these organizations for starting up with the construction of the high-tech stadium.