A potential cricket stadium hides in the mountains of Pakistan, in Gilgit-Baltistan in the Pisan area. As per the current government’s announcement, an international level stadium will be constructed at a picturesque location.
Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chief Minister, Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan took to Twitter to announce this news. The Nissan cricket ground in Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan would ensure “cricket in highly favorable weather (temp 20-degree Celsius) in peak summer when the rest of the country faces scorching heat,” the Chief Minister wrote.
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 decision to construct the stadium was made during a meeting held between the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ehsan Mani, and Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chief Minister.
The location first caught the public’s eye when the renowned cricketer Umar Gul shared a picture of the picturesque cricket ground on his official Twitter account.
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
He urged the Pakistan Cricket Board as well as Gilgit-Baltistan’s government to take notice of the ground’s potential to host international cricket. He wrote “Nothing can beat the beauty of our very own #Pakistan this is the 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 thereby providing them will all the facilities.”
His wish was granted when Chief Minister announced the news on Twitter, and also tagged the Pakistani cricketer in it.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, Pakistan is hopeful to host an ICC event in the next ten years and for that to be possible, Pakistan would need more stadiums across the country to ensure the visiting teams are well accommodated.
The picturesque Gwadar Cricket Stadium has also attracted the Pakistani people as well as the ICC, who are asking the Pakistan Cricket Board to convert it into an international level cricket stadium.