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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

50 new cricket grounds in Lahore likely : Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister M Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of sports activities in the province and a network of playgrounds will be built in the province for providing sports facilities to the youth. 
“Fifty new cricket grounds will be developed in the City while separate grounds will be reserved for women,” he said. He also directed the Commissioner Lahore to identify locations for 50 new cricket grounds in City in consultation with elected representatives and submit a comprehensive plan in this regard within seven days. Six acre of land which was used for dumping garbage has been transformed into a modern cricket ground at a cost of Rs 4.2 million.
He was talking to media after inaugurating cricket ground and pavilion at Model Town. MPAs Kh Salman Rafiq, Dr Saeed Elahi, Commissioner Lahore Division and DG PHA, players and a large number of people were also present. 
He congratulated the Lahore administration and office-bearers of LCCA for developing an excellent cricket ground in Model Town for providing modern sports facilities to the players. The CM also played cricket at the inauguration of the cricket ground. Players thanked the CM for the improvement of cricket ground, and construction of a modern pavilion.
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