An international cricket stadium will be built in the capital of Khost. The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Acting Governor of Khost, Abdul Jabbar Naeemi and the Chief Executive Officer of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Noor Mohammad Murad.
Cricket is a popular game in Afghanistan and is played by a large number of youth. However, the majority of players are unable to pursue their passion due to lack of infrastructure.
Despite several hurdles, the Under 19 cricket team of Afghanistan has performed well in many national and international tournaments in the past. The Under 16 team also won the Asian Cricket Council U16 Elite Cup recently.