Pakistan to appear in South Asian Junior Athletics


THE NATION, ISLAMABAD, 21st SEPTEMBER 2013:- PSB-backed Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) president Major Gen (retd) M Akram Sahi has said that Pakistan team will participate in 15 different disciplines of the South Asian Junior Athletics Championship to be held in India.
Talking to The Nation on Friday, Gen Sahi said: “The camp of the junior players is currently underway at Jinnah Stadium, in which 25 players both male and female are getting training from highly-qualified coaches.” “We will try to invite more players for open trials before final selection of the team for the mega event, which will help the federation in finding fresh talent. We will soon announce the dates for the trials, in which U-20 players from across the country can participate,” he added.
He advised the players that those who wanted to appear in the trials should bring B forms, NICs and SSCC certificates so that confusion could be prevented. “We will select the team on merit so that it may perform exceptionally well in the Games and win laurels for the country,” Gen Sahi concluded.

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