Rafi Cricket Stadium is an under-contraction cricket stadium. It is located in Bahria Town, Karachi, Pakistan. It is expected to the largest Cricket Stadium of Pakistan. Bahria Town Karachi is held the ground-breaking ceremony of Rafi Cricket Stadium to make the Beginning of construction work.
This ceremony was attended by top management of Bahria Town, Karachi. Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Shoaib Muhammad, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Fawad Alam also attend the opening ceremony of the stadium.
The stadium has three levels designed as per ICC standards. It has a capacity of 50,000 people and it will be the largest stadium of Pakistan. It has updated equipment like floodlights, digital scoreboards, LED screens, indoor training facilities, and a hostel. It has all the facilities according to international standards.
Bahria Town is selected for the stadium because it is the healthy life area with a peaceful environment. In the opening ceremony of the stadium, Malik Riaz Hussain owner of Bahria Town said, “The Rafi Cricket Stadium will be built in one and a half years to revive international cricket in Pakistan within the next two years. Not only cricket, we want to revive football and hockey as well. We want to create more employment and business opportunities, spread education to build a prosperous Pakistan.”
Designed by world-renowned GMP Germany, the creators of Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Rafi Cricket Stadium’s structure has been designed by Boston-based Simpson SGH whereas the façade has been created by SBP Consultants Germany and M&B (Mushtaq & Bilal) Pakistan, MEP is designed by SMC (S. Mehboob & Company) Pakistan, and Pre-Cast Support Consultants are JPC, USA.
According to the latest News, PCB announced that the Third Season of PSL is going to start in 2018. PSL 2018 is the series of 34 matches. Out of 34, ten matches are played in Pakistan. Rafi Cricket Stadium, National Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Cricket Stadium are selected for 10 matches of PSL Third Season. Remaining 24 matches of PSL will play in Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) and Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (Sharjah).
Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council are trying to improve the cricket in Pakistan. In the supervision of heavy security, PCB organized Word X1 tour in Pakistan. It is the successful event organized by PCB in September 2017. After the successful event of World X1 tour in Pakistan, Najam Sethi said in a conference, “ As Soon as possible PCB announced tournament which is going to start in the early months of 2018”.
|Stadium||Raffi Cricket Stadium|
|Owner||Bahria Town, Karachi|
|Architect||Gerkan, Marg, and Partners|