Noida Sports complex in India given to Afghan Cricket official to be used as Home Ground

NEW DELHI: The newly-built Greater Noida cricket stadium officially became the home ground for Afghanistan cricketers after the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Delhi’s Constitution Club on Thursday. A working agreement has come into force that will see the under-19 cricket teams of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe play their first one-day match on December 13 at Greater Noida Stadium offering a wonderful opportunity for local cricket lovers, an official said. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Uttar Pradesh cricket association secretary Rajeev Shukla and Shafiq Stanikzai, CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), were present at the event. The ACB will pay Rs 75 lakh per month to the Greater Noida authority for using the stadium. The stadium, spread across 39 acres, is located next to Jaypee Resort. The ground has already hosted UP-Vadodara Ranji cricket tournament this month.(Hindustan Times)

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