The two astro-turfs – main in blue colour and the smaller one coloured green, laid at Edhi Hockey Stadium have been badly damaged. This is due to the un-drained rain water that remained accumulated there for almost one month.
After the heavy monsoon rainfall in the area, water till about four feet was accumulated which due to limited drainage arrangements in the the stadium could not drain out. Although, the water gradually drained or evaporated but left different sections of the astro-turfs damaged.
According to experts upon being repaired the turfs maybe suitable for local games but it seems that the turfs will not be suitable for international games.