Work to install floodlights at LCCA ground next month

LAHORE,Oct 26 (APP)-Work to install international standard floodlights
at the Lahore City Cricket Association ground will start next month and the project will be completed at a cost of Rs 59 million.
“The project will be completed under the supervision by Sports Board Punjab in a month time and with the installation of most modern lights a new era of night cricket will begin in the city”,said President,LCCA, Khawaja Nadeem Ahmed while talking to APP here on Wednesday.
With the installation of lights,LCCA ground will become the first ever regional cricket venue in the Punjab Province to have international standard lights which will help in developing a new culture of night cricket in the city,he added.
He said the credit goes to Hamza Shahbaz,MNA for getting the project approved from the Punjab Chief Minister,Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who is taking keen interest in the promotion of sports,specially cricket in the province.
LCCA President gave many presentations on night cricket to Hamza and
also discussed with him the importance of the night cricket.
Nadeem said a leading international electronic firm has been assigned the task to equip the ground with lights and the work to erect huge poles will be started next month.
“LCCA is thankful to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shabaz Sharif and Director General,Sport Board Punjab, Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman,for equipping the ground with lights which will contribute in the overall development of the cricket,specially at grassroots level as young cricketers will get the necessary experience of night cricket and a new era of cricket will begin in the city as the fans will be watching cricket under lights”,said the LCCA President.
Nadeem said Karachi is the only city of Pakistan which is has three
to four grounds where night cricket is being played and it has been observed that large gatherings turn up whenever night cricket matches are organized there.
He said the installation of lights installation will help in engaging the affiliated clubs of LCCA in competitive cricket during summer season and in the month of Ramadan and the venue can be used for holding National T20 Cup matches at night”, said Nadeem, himself a former first class cricketer.
LCCA chief said a system will be evolved to provide ground to all the affiliated clubs of LCCA and its teams to get much needed practice of night cricket. He pointed out that a standby heavy capacity generator will also be installed to provide uninterrupted electricity in case of electric failure during a match at the LCCA ground.