Lahore, The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mohsin Naqvi, conducted an inspection tour of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and Gaddafi Stadium, focusing on the ongoing development and upgrade projects at these cricketing facilities. The visit aimed to assess the progress of the projects and to ensure the readiness of the venues for upcoming cricket events, including the highly anticipated HBL Pakistan Super League 9.
According to Pakistan Cricket Board, Naqvi was briefed on several development initiatives during his visit, including the inspection and upgrading of accommodation at the NCA. He also evaluated the facilities and dressing rooms at Gaddafi Stadium, reflecting the PCB’s commitment to enhancing the infrastructure to support the growth of cricket in Pakistan. The chairman’s assessment was part of a broader effort to improve the cricketing facilities in the country, ensuring they meet international standards.
During his visit, Naqvi issued instructions to the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), the Infrastructure Development Authority of Punjab (IDAP), and the Communications and Works Department to present a comprehensive roadmap by the end of the week for the revamping of the NCA and Gaddafi Stadium. These instructions underscore the PCB’s proactive approach to facility management and development, aiming to create world-class environments for players and fans alike.
Accompanying Naqvi were several key figures, including Salman Naseer, the Chief Operating Officer of PCB, Secretary of Communications and Works Sohail Ashraf, and Wahab Riaz, the Chief Selector of the Pakistan men’s cricket team. Their presence highlights the collaborative effort between the PCB and governmental departments to facilitate the ongoing development projects.
This visit marks a significant step in the PCB’s efforts to elevate the standard of cricket facilities in Pakistan, ensuring that the NCA and Gaddafi Stadium can host national and international cricket events effectively. The focus on infrastructure development is crucial for the advancement of cricket in Pakistan, offering promising prospects for the sport’s future in the country.