2021 SOUTH ASIAN GAMES: POA wants to hold most important events in Punjab

KARACHI: Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) wants to hold the 14th South Asian Games in an extraordinary way.

It has been learned that not like the 1989 and 2004 variants which Pakistan hosted on the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad, the POA needs the 14th version, which Pakistan will host most possibly in 2021, to have Punjab at its hub. Lahore will be made the base, it becomes learned.

The POA hopes to preserve the events of numerous disciplines at those specific centers in Punjab in which there might be enough chance of pulling the gang.

It turned into learned that being greater popular weightlifting and wrestling competitions may be organized in Gujranwala, which is taken into consideration the hub of those disciplines.


Pakistan also gets maximum of the expertise in those disciplines from these areas. Sialkot and Narowal are on the radar of the NOC for web hosting volleyball competitions, in particular. Faisalabad can also host handball because most of the golf equipment belong to that commercial spot of the country.

Being hot beds Faisalabad and Gojra may be utilised for conducting the league suits of hockey event. However, National Hockey Stadium in Lahore may be used for semi-finals and final due to the sector-magnificence popularity of the venue with the intention to also help live telecast of the fits.

The POA additionally intends to location Kasur on the venues listing for the spectacle which changed into added in 1984 with the inaugural edition in Kathmandu.

However the NOC wishes at the least four predominant halls in Gujranwala, which could then be supplied to the golf equipment after the Games.

This correspondent learnt that thru the new idea POA desires thick crowd to witness the numerous events and desires to see Punjab extra geared up as a ways as infrastructure is involved. The POA also intends in destiny to hold SAG or any other principal global event in Karachi, if you want to additionally assist the port town beautify its sports activities infrastructure.

However, a supply stated that being a soccer loopy metropolis Karachi may be given football event of the 14th South Asian Games which the NOC intends to organise in grand style.

According to the sources, POA hopes to go away no stone unturned in hosting the largest nearby competitions inside the most befitting manner if you want to improve the image of the country. However the things are yet to be finalised as they will want a proper nod from the authorities.


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