SKARDU: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan has announced to construct a cricket stadium at Pisan in Nagar district this year.
The Chief Minister during a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said there has been an increase in sporting activities in the region, with sportsmen and women participating in many national and international events. “There are stadiums, sports venues that every sports fan dreams of visiting,” he added.
On this occasion, they discuss matters related to cricket promotion issues in GB. The chief minister informed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Gilgit-Baltistan would plan a cricket stadium at Pisan in Nagar this year.
Khalid Khurshid said that the construction of a cricket stadium in Nagar will provide an opportunity to play cricket in very favorable weather in the summer season as it gets very hot in other parts of the country. The chief minister also posted pictures of the meeting with the PCB chief on his Twitter account.
Cons of Pissan Stadium will ensure:-
Cricket in a highly favorable weather (temp 20°C) in peak summer when rest of the country faces scorching heat.
— Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan (@AbdulKhalidPTI) February 9, 2021
The ground came into the limelight after former cricketer Umar Gul has shared the picture of Pisan’s cricket ground and asked authorities to establish it into a proper cricket stadium.
Nothing can beat the beauty of our very own #Pakistan this is Pisan cricket ground in #Gilgit😍 how breathtaking is this! I would request the newly elected CM Gilgit Baltistan to look into it n help the players there by providing them will all the facilities @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/9Kybzz1xiw
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) February 4, 2021
🖼️ Show us a more picturesque sports venue than the Gwadar cricket stadium in Balochistan.
— ICC (@ICC) January 31, 2021