The Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC) has set out its plans for the cricket venues for 2010 and beyond. “They will be building a permanent stadium and two training sites at a cost of US$7 million,” said ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Huq.

Li Naizhen of GAGOC’s Competition Department lays out the plans for Guangzhou’s Asian Games cricket stadium


A site inspection has been made at the campus of Guangdong University of Technology with representatives from the Guangzhou Major Public Construction Project Office and Chinese Cricket Association as well as GAGOC officials. A square of six to eight wicket-strips will be set in the main ground with four strips at both training grounds. The men’s and women’s events will be eight-team competitions with the four Asian Test-playing countries, China and three other qualifiers taking part.

GAGOC officials have been invited to attend the Asia Cup in Pakistan and the Sri Lanka-India ODI series in August.

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Filed June 4, 2008