Playing Cricket in the Heart of Valleys - Gwadar Cricket Stadium
Last year, Pakistan built a new and beautiful cricket stadium in the port city of Gwadar. It was shared on Twitter by Fakhr-e-Alam who tweeted about it. He said that it is the most beautiful cricket ground he has ever seen.
The provincial government of Balochistan has been focusing on building sports complexes all across the province. One of these is the cricket stadium in Gwadar. The government has also started development work on 33 other sports-related projects. Upon completion, these will encourage and help Balochistan's youth with their sporting activities.
An Overview of the New Gwadar Cricket Stadium
The Gwadar cricket stadium is against the backdrop of mountains. It was opened on November 14, 2020, by Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan. The stadium is the outcome of joint efforts between the Pakistan Army and the Balochistan government.
For the past 10 years, Pakistan has been trying to bring back international cricket. They have hosted a lot of international teams at their best cricket stadiums. Now they have built a new stadium in Gwadar and more people will be able to play cricket there!
The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a tweet that the new stadium is beautiful. They challenged people to find a way to make it more beautiful.
A former Pakistani player and head coach of Balochistan, Faisal Iqbal, retweeted a video from Fakhr-e-Alam. The video was shot from the top of a mountain and it showed that there is a new cricket stadium. Fakhr-e-Alam also invited international players to come to Pakistan and play on its soil.
Famous Cricket Stadiums in Pakistan
Now that we have talked about the Gwadar Cricket Stadium, let's look at other sports venues in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board is in charge of cricket in Pakistan.
There are many people who play cricket- even though hockey is also popular, cricket is what most people enjoy watching. People will play street games of cricket too!
Pakistan has many cricket stadiums. Two of them are in Karachi and Lahore, which have each hosted matches during the World Cup. Another is in Rawalpindi, where the 1996 World Cup was played on a pitch that was good for it. There are more cricket stadiums in Pakistan besides those three, but they are not as well known.
Pakistan has many cricket stadiums. Two of them are in Karachi and Lahore, which have each hosted matches during the World Cup. Another is in Rawalpindi, where the 1996 World Cup was played on a pitch that was good for it.
There are more cricket stadiums in Pakistan besides those three, they are as follows:
- Multan Cricket Stadium
- Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
- Bugti Stadium, Quetta
- Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
- Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
- Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala
More About the Gwadar City
Gwadar, because of its location on the coast, has all the advantages of a port city. This is one reason that people are investing here. A warm-water seaport will provide trade routes to different countries which will improve Pakistan's economic stability.
Apart from becoming an international trade hub, real estate investors are also eyeing Gwadar for their investments because it promises high returns.
The port city will have new roads and buildings with modern features. Builders and developers want to make more towns in the city.
In 2019, the government of Balochistan showed a Gwadar Master Plan 2050. It has been divided into two parts: one for commercial real estate, and one for residential real estate. It also says that there will be green space in the city for people to walk around in.
Some of the big projects in the city are under construction. These are:
- Development of Gwadar smart city based on modern designs
- Restoring the Omani era sports venues
- 6-km long sewerage line expected to complete shortly
- The budget allocated for the development of road infrastructure
- Construction of East-Bay Expressway that will ensure smooth traffic flow on the main artery of Gwadar port
- Modern monument at Mala Fazal Chowk to be constructed to attract tourists
- Construction of Gwadar International Airport
- Upgradation of China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital
- Construction of Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute
So, do visit the Gwadar Cricket Stadium in Balochistan if you want to play cricket in a picturesque sports venue. Here you will be able to enjoy cricket on a lush green field with jagged mountains.
The cricket stadium has been hyped on social media because of its amazing views. ICC on January 31, 2021, called Gwadar one the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world.