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    PCB planning to add Peshawar as new venue for the 2021 edition of the PSL




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    Excellent. Cant wait to see the energy which Peshawar will bring to PSL.

    I hope things will get much better by at the end of this year for the whole world as well as cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Excellent. Cant wait to see the energy which Peshawar will bring to PSL.

    I hope things will get much better by at the end of this year for the whole world as well as cricket.
    Will they be able to fill the stadium and how many capacity is it

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    Lot depends on KPK goverment getting the stadium ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Lot depends on KPK goverment getting the stadium ready
    Based on what Mudassar told us, KP govt very proactive on these issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Will they be able to fill the stadium and how many capacity is it
    Peshawar people will fill stadium for all matches which involves Peshawar or Lahore
    Last edited by Afhan Ali; 26th June 2020 at 19:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Based on what Mudassar told us, KP govt very proactive on these issues.
    Sadly the project was on hold during lockdown, but work has restarted. I fear it will not be finished on time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afhan Ali View Post
    Peshawar people will fill stadium for all matches which involves Peshawar or Lahore
    How big is the stadiums how people can it hold ?

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    I just hope Peshawar is safe enough. I'm not too familiar with KPK but I know the past it was dangerous, perhaps it's improved.

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    If security situation is better in Peshawar, they should play there.

    Good move.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Will they be able to fill the stadium and how many capacity is it
    Filling a stadium anywhere in KPK as a whole or in Peshawar is not even a slightest of worries, even a decent club match or domestic match witnesses people pouring in big numbers. People there are really passionate about cricket.

    Capacity is around 20,000 at the moment of Arbab Niaz stadium and its being upgraded as well which might increase the total capacity. Further proposal to build another stadium in Peshawar is also under consideration which if finalized we might see in next few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Filling a stadium anywhere in KPK as a whole or in Peshawar is not even a slightest of worries, even a decent club match or domestic match witnesses people pouring in big numbers. People there are really passionate about cricket.

    Capacity is around 20,000 at the moment of Arbab Niaz stadium and its being upgraded as well which might increase the total capacity. Further proposal to build another stadium in Peshawar is also under consideration which if finalized we might see in next few years.
    Thatd really good .


    Hopefully they can capacity to around 26-30 thousand I think 1 stadium should be okay not sure if they can use it in international thou is thier stil issue regarding terrisorm in peshwar

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    I just hope Peshawar is safe enough. I'm not too familiar with KPK but I know the past it was dangerous, perhaps it's improved.
    I think KPK at the moment is as safe as any other part and its the right time to have PSL matches there. In last 5-6 years dynamics of security have completely changed and 4 provinces of Pakistan are as safe to hold cricket matches as any other venue around the world.

    Quetta will take some time but eventually become a venue as well in next few years hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    How big is the stadiums how people can it hold ?
    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    The stadium is being renovated

    Search "Arbab Niaz stadium Pesbawar" on youtube
    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated Rs1.87 billion for construction of two sports stadiums in Peshawar, while the budget for the rest of sports activities in the whole province is Rs1.58 billion.

    Both the government and people are so obsessed with cricket that nothing else matters for them apparently as the state of other sports, particularly the national sport hockey, is ever deteriorating due to lack of attention and funds. In the current budget, the KP government has allocated Rs27.5 million for hockey and other Olympic sports. On the other hand, Rs1.37 were allocated for Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar for bringing it to international standard in 2017. The project was to complete within three years, but it isn't despite the deadline coming near. Rs440 million have been spent on the project and the same amount will be spent again this year.

    A proposal of building a cricket stadium at Hayatabad Sports Complex in Peshawar is also under consideration. The renovation and improvement of the sports complex will cost Rs500 million.

    Why cricket is so popular?
    Director Sports Reham Bibi, who is serving in Frontier College for Women and also served as coordinator with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said people of all age groups take keen interest in cricket and enjoy the sport. She said cricket is a professional sport, it gets good sponsorship and players earn well. She said duration of cricket is longer than other sports and due to increased sponsorship, the earning is even more.

    Reham Bibi said KP has great talent in athletics, volleyball and hockey, but such players don't get fame, attention and earning as cricketers.

    Hockey losing popularity
    Anam from Peshawar, who is playing tennis on national level for last two years, told TNN that cricket is popular because it attracts money, celebrities, sponsorship and media. She said hockey is losing popularity gradually due to lack of attention. She said hockey can regain its lost glory if the government provides it enough funds and media provides it good coverage.

    Karate champion Murad Khan said there is no dearth of talent in Pakistan, but different sports are losing relevance due to lack of any attention or patronage by the government.

    Murad Khan from Peshawar said he won gold medal in the National Games in 2013 and then won another gold medal in Nepal in an international competition. However, he said, karate is also victim of the government lack of attention.

    Sports that were once popular in KP
    A local sports journalist, Zeeshan said Pakhtuns play every sport aggressively. He said audience take keen interest whenever there is a match of cricket between Pakistan and India.

    Zeeshan said Pakistan was once unbeatable in squash as Jansher Khan and Jehangir Khan, both hailing from KP, won 555 matches consecutively. He believed that Pakistan lost interest in squash because this sport is not played in India there are no arch-rival type matches which are available in cricket. He said squash is also not affordable for every player because it costs more than other sports.

    'We don't have heroes in football because of much higher standards in other countries, particularly in Europe and Latin America. Kabaddi and tent pegging were also popular in KP, but now we see cricket and cricket everywhere,' he said.

    No money for foreign tours
    Sports journalist form Bajaur Hanifullah said the National Hockey Federation has not enough money to send team on foreign tours.

    He said squash and other indoor games are also victim of lack of attention. He said only two hockey stadiums in Lahore and Karachi are in better condition, while the rest are in poor state. He said football is the most famous sport in the world, but in Pakistan, investment on this sport is negligible.

    All games, including hockey come under the mandate of the Directorate of Sports. KP Director Sports Asfandyar Khattak said Directorate of Sports is responsible for promoting sports and providing all facilities. He said there are over 1,000 sports ground in KP. He said the construction of stadiums, renovation and all other related expenditure is filled under the annual development program. He said Rs2.1 billion budget was allocated in KP last year and this year Rs1.58 billion budget has been allocated.

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    Provided the security then absolutely. The Peshawar fans love there cricket.

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    About time, electric venue

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    They need to get a move on with the renovation work. Work was being done at a rapid pace b4 lockdown then halted bug now started again.

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    By all accounts the project is behind schedule, so they better get a move on to get the stadium ready.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Afhan Ali View Post
    Peshawar people will fill stadium for all matches which involves Peshawar or Lahore
    Why lahore?

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    Good news @Mamoon

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    Exciting stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    Good news @Mamoon
    All thanks to Javed Afridi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    All thanks to Javed Afridi.
    Javed Afridi and Najam Sethi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    By all accounts the project is behind schedule, so they better get a move on to get the stadium ready.
    The covid restrictions did slow it down but it was going at breathtaking speeds in pakistani terms.

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    CM for holding some PSL matches in Peshawar during next season

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Monday said the provincial government would make all out efforts to hold some matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Cricket Tournament 2021, in Peshawar.

    While chairing a meeting of the Sports Department to review the possibilities of holding some of the next PSL matches in Peshawar, the chief minister said the civil work was in progress on the upgradation of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar to develop it up to the required standard.

    The meeting also reviewed the progress so far made on the upgradation projects of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium for the possible holding of the PSL matches.

    The meeting was informed that the civil work on the upgradation of the stadium and work on the provision of the required facilities in the stadium was in progress.

    However, the pace of work has been effected due to the prevailing coronavirus situation; and a period of six to seven month will be required to complete all the necessary arrangements in the stadium.

    The meeting was attended by Advisor to the CM on Information Ajmal Wazir, Secretary Tourism and Sports Khushal Khan, Secretary Communication and Works Ijaz Hussain Ansaari, Special Secretary to the CM Masood Younas, Director General Sports Asfandyar Khattak, representatives of Finance and Planning Department and other relevant authorities.

    Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that promotion of sports activities in the province was one of the top priorities of the incumbent provincial government.

    The government was taking result oriented steps under a comprehensive strategy devised in this regard.

    The chief minister directed the relevant authorities of Sports and C&W Departments to make all out efforts to complete the civil work on the upgradation of stadium and provision of other allied facilities well in time, so that holding of some of the PSL matches in the stadium could be made possible.

    Mahmood Khan also directed the authorities concerned to ensure uninterrupted provision of the required funds to accelerate the pace of civil work at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar.

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    KP has done it
    Lots of credits must go to the afridis for removing all the negativity around Peshawar
    The atmosphere is going to be awesome in 2021 iA


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    I hate to say it but I don't think the stadium is going to be ready in time. Even though the work was being done at a great pace, they lost a good 3 months due to Covid-19. Still hoping for the best and wish they pull it off.

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    Won't it be cold in Peshawar at that time of the year or is it the same as Pindi

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    Stadium won’t be ready in its final form. It would feel like a roofless NSK all over again.

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    Not a good idea. THe stadium is located inside the mohallas. Thus, its locality is quite dangerous.


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