New Delhi: The Indian government has given approval to a grant of USD 1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, according to a report.

The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina, a northern suburb of Kandahar city, on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board in 2012, a report in Espn Cricinfo said.

The funding was granted under the Indian government's Small Development Project Scheme.