Hayatabad Sports Complex in Peshawar will have a cricket stadium built to International Cricket Council (ICC) standards by the end of the year.
According to Abid Majeed, Secretary Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the construction of a fully equipped stadium in accordance with ICC standards is progressing quickly and will be ready for cricket-related activities by the beginning of next year.
Abid Majeed revealed that the cricket stadium will cost Rs. 194 million to build because it must include facilities and equipment that meet the standards of cricket’s governing body.
Aside from the cricket stadium, the Hayatabad Sports Complex is also building an international-standard swimming pool, a 3D squash court, and a state-of-the-art female gymnasium with all indoor sports facilities for women. The government will spend more than Rs. 330 million to build these facilities at the sports complex.
Tennis courts, football fields, field hockey fields, squash courts, a multipurpose indoor hall, badminton courts, a table tennis hall, and male and female fitness centers are currently available at the sports complex. Abid Majeed also revealed that the KP government has already spent more than Rs. 210 million on renovations and upgrades to the sports complex’s current facilities. He went on to say that nearly 85 percent of the construction work had already been completed.