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Pakistan inaugurates first AstroTurf Cricket Stadium in Balochistan
What is AstroTurf?
AstroTurf is a brand of artificial turf playing surface. The original AstroTurf product was a short pile synthetic turf. Since the early 2000s, AstroTurf has marketed taller systems that use infill materials to better replicate natural grass.
The prime reason to incorporate AstroTurf on game fields is to avoid the cost of laying and maintaining natural turf and to maximize hours of usage.
Inauguration of the Fist AstroTurf Cricket Stadium
Commander of Pakistan Army’s Southern Command, Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa on 16th November 2018 inaugurated country’s first AstroTurf cricket stadium in Balochistan’s Chaman city.
The commander opened the stadium by playing a shot before handing it over to Cricket Association.
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Later on, a friendly match was also played between Chanam 11 and Qilla Abdullah 11 at the ground. As many as three stands have been built for spectators, but the management has shown interest in expanding the stadium capacity later on..
Images of the first AstroTurf Cricket Stadium in Balochistan