Pakistan’s first AstroTurf cricket stadium  in Chaman

QUETTA – Pakistan’s first ever AstroTurf cricket stadium opened its doors for cricketers in Chaman, Baluchistan on Friday.

Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa inaugurated the stadium by playing a shot, before handing it over to the cricket association.

A friendly match between Chaman XI and Qilla Abdullah XI was also played at the country’s stadium.

There are already AstroTurf grounds in Pakistan, but this would be the first exclusively dedicated to cricket.

The ground has three stands as of now, but the management has shown interest in expanding the capacity later on.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said Baluchistan was beginning to see progress, and many great cricket stars would be visiting soon.
“Peace is visible everywhere. Wherever we go, people ask for good educational institutes and roads,” Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said.

The armed forces of Pakistan have worked for peace and development everywhere, he said, adding that they would support the Baluchistan government.