Lahore: The 14th version of the South Asian Video games, hosted by Pakistan, will now happen in March 2023, ARY Sports activities reported.
Syed Arif Hasan, President of the Pakistan Olympic Affiliation (POA) mentioned that they’re now planning to host the occasion in March 2023 as an alternative of 2022.
Whereas speaking to reporters, Arif mentioned that they’re taking a look at 5 potential venues to host the mega occasion.
“The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has given go-ahead to host these occasions. 5 fundamental cities Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faislabad are the venues however all of the finalization will seemingly happen on Monday in a gathering with IPC Minister, Fehmida Mirza,” President POA mentioned.
Arif hailed PM Khan’s efforts and termed his helps as ‘unprecedented’. “PM Khan has taken an excellent step and he listened to our and IPC Ministry’s briefing. He has instructed us to carry the Video games which ought to painting a robust picture of Pakistan.”
Arif is assured of getting a significant chunk of cash in holding the SA Video games. “We’re hopeful of elevating cash by sponsorships, broadcasting and different advertising methods and the federal government is not going to be moreover overburdened.”
“Military’s assist will likely be main in holding these occasions and the Military is a unit of POA itself. They’re additionally Nationwide Champions. They are going to be serving to us identical to they did previously,” Arif concluded.
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