Kabul: The Indian government has given an approval to a grant of USD 1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, according to a report.
The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina, a northern suburb of Kandahar city, on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board in 2012, a report in 'espncricinfo' said.
The funding was granted under the Indian government's Small Development Project Scheme.
"The construction of this stadium will be a major boost to the development of cricket in the southern region as well
as in the whole country," the report quoted Dr Noor Murad, the ACB's chief executive officer, as saying.
"The addition of this facility will allow greater developments in terms of coaching and performance as well as regular competitions," he said.