Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sports Board Punjab have decided to construct a five-star hotel near Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. This hotel will provide the visiting teams with better security and avoid road closures as well.
For now, the teams that come to play in Pakistan stay at numerous five-star hotels. These hotels are located in various regions of the city. This causes the closure of roads for the public for security reasons.
The construction of a five-star hotel near the Gaddafi Stadium will solve all such issues related to players’ movement. Moreover, there will no longer be any need to keep the roads closed during the Gaddafi Stadium matches.
This five-star hotel’s construction is all set to be started in the Nishtar Park Sports Complex, where the Gaddafi Stadium is located. A hockey stadium, international standard gymnasium, tennis courts, and swimming pools are also present at Nishtar Park Sports Complex.
This decision was made during a meeting between DG Sports Punjab, Adnan Arshad Aulakh, and Senior GM Administration, Colonel (R) Ashfaq Ahmed. In addition to the hotel, the construction of a High-Performance Center is also in progress.
The DG Sports Punjab, Adnan Arshad Aulakh, said:
“The general public faces great difficulty due to road closures. The players’ movement will no longer be a security issue as they will be provided with all the facilities at the hotel”.
The construction of a five-star hotel near the stadium will also help resolve the management issue regarding the bio-secure bubble. The recent postponing of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League due to rising Covid-19 cases was also one of its mismanagement effects.
The authorities will share any further details regarding the five-star hotel and its construction.