Pindi Cricket Stadium and National Stadium Karachi are being renovated with an aim to host Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches and international cricket. PCB spent almost Rs. 1 billion for the renovation of the Pindi stadium.
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PCB is constructing a new building in Pindi stadium. It will be completed in a 6-month period. A three-floor building is being constructed that reportedly will be used for the staff members, ground equipment etc.
According to PCB official, “Pindi stadium is one of the most prominent stadia in the country and thus we have decided to start the upgrade process from here.”
Similarly, National Stadium Karachi is being renovated and it was claimed in July that the development work on the stadium will be completed by December. It will completely change the Karachi stadium before the PSL matches.
The first phase of the renovation work started immediately after the PSL third edition. The work on the second phase halted for a while but it started again and now at a fast pace renovation is being done.
National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) engineer Aslam Bhutto said, “The chairman boxes and the roof of the third floor in the pavilion building have been demolished and are now being constructed from scratch. Chairman Box ‘A’ and ‘B’ have been merged into one while new chairs will also be placed in the stands. The entire venue will have world-class level facilities after the work is completed.”
Adding, “A German company will provide the materials for the roof and send them to Pakistan in mid-August after which the installation of the roof will commence.”