ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has agreed in principle to demarcate 40 acres of land in National Park Area of Zone-II for the construction of a cricket stadium of international standard in the federal capital.

Details of an agreement between CDA and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be worked out as quickly as possible while a memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed by the end of this month.

According to a press release, a delegation of PCB, led by its Chairman Ijaz Butt, met CDA Chairman Tariq Mahmood Khan at CDA headquarters on Thursday.

The construction of a cricket stadium of international standard in Islamabad was discussed in the meeting. The PCB requested CDA to demarcate land for construction of cricket stadium in Islamabad. Butt said PCB intended to have a stadium of International standard like the one in Dubai.

Khan said cricket was a binding force among different provinces of the country and it promotes patriotism among the people, said a press release.

He said CDA was a development agency responsible for provision of civic facilities and they would cooperate positively with PCB for construction of a cricket stadium in the city.

CDA Member Estate Brig ® Asad Munir, Member Finance Saeedur Rehman, Member Planning and Design Syed Tanvir Bukhari and others official attended the meeting.

Source: Daily Times