Champions Trophy: Qaddafi Stadium revamp moves at snailís pace
LAHORE: ICC Champions Trophy, which is already in doldrums due to foreign teamsí security fears, is now facing yet another impediment due to the lethargic attitude of the management in administrative matters.
The construction work of Qaddafi Stadium is underway at such a slow pace that it doesnít seem to be getting completed within the fixed time. The Stadiumís College-end construction work had started in February and the deadline for its completion was fixed at August 31 in a bid to hand over the Stadium to the ICC Champions Trophy Management, but the construction work doesnít seem to be meeting the deadline because of its slow pace.
The construction company is mostly relying on laborers instead of deploying the latest construction machineries. Besides, rain spells have also delayed the work. Experts said that the completion of the three-storey building in the next 28 days would not be less than a miracle.
A media center equipped with the latest gadgets besides accommodation for additional 6000 viewers is being constructed at the College-end at a cost of Rs150 million. However, PCB Chief Operating Officer, Shafqat Naghmi seems satisfied with the pace of work.