CHAMAN: The country’s first ever AstroTurf cricket stadium has opened its doors in Chaman, Balochistan on Friday.
Southern Command Commander 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 first AstroTurf cricket stadium.
With a pitch in the middle and three stands for the audience, the stadium is to host local cricket matches.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said the times of progress had begun in Balochistan and many great cricket stars would soon visit the new stadium.
In his inauguration speech, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said, “Peace is visible everywhere. Wherever we go, people ask for good educational institutes and roads.”
“The armed forces of Pakistan have worked for peace and development everywhere”, he said, adding that they would completely support the Balochistan government.