BATTAGRAM, 1 MAY: Spadework on cricket ground in Alai tehsil of Battagram district started today.

The 20 million project will provide the local youth with the much-needed cricket ground. Talking to TNN, local players said that a number of small grounds existed in Alai but it lacked a proper playing facility. This ground will resolve the issue, they hoped. The players added that the youth of Alai have a lot of talent and the new ground would help them exhibit excellence in cricket.

“We had grounds, but they were not standard playgrounds. Players of Alai are very talented but they were faced with the problem of not having a playground. This cricket ground will help bring the talent of local players to fore, and will win a good name for the country as well,” they said.

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