Pakistan to finalise Commonwealth Games contingent on Friday


LAHORE: The Pakistan Sports Board will finish the contingent for the Commonwealth Games in its Board meeting to be held in Islamabad on June 24.

PSB chief general resigned Col Asif Zaman told Dawn on Monday that albeit 104 players and authorities have been proposed to venture out to Birmingham for the quadrennial occasion, the PSB would bear the costs of around 70 individuals.

“The Board meeting would likewise attempt to lessen the quantity of individuals, giving need to the people who got the opportunities to procure any award or to work on their positioning,” Asif added.

He informed that the Pakistan Olympic Association has likewise been welcome to go to the gathering to give a last shape to the contingent.

POA secretary Khalid Mahmood, nonetheless, said that the country’s Olympic board of trustees won’t go to the gathering as it had protests over the new PSB constitution which has provisos to meddle in issues of the public games alliances particularly in regards to decisions.

“The absolute strength of the contingent is 104 and it incorporates 30 authorities and players of the public ladies’ cricket crew, which has been sent by the Pakistan Cricket Board, to participate in the Games,” Khalid told Dawn. “The others would be engaged by the PSB, particular public games leagues and the POA.”

The Games are booked to run from July 28 to August 8.

At the last version of the Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Pakistan figured out how to win one gold and four bronze decorations.

Star grappler Mohammad Inam figured out how to win the solitary gold.

Application adds: And the Pakistan Wrestling Federation has high expectations from its grapplers at both the Commonwealth and Islamic Games, which run from August 9 to 18 in Turkey.

PWF president Mohammad Arshad Sattar said on Monday that while chances of guaranteeing gold decorations weren’t exceptionally high yet different awards would be feasible.

“The grapplers couldn’t get the preparation they wanted,” he said. “We needed to prepare them abroad in Kazakhstan yet it hasn’t emerged. Be that as it may, we mean to secure dinners in the two occasions.”

He added six grapplers would highlight in both the occasions.

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