66th National Track C’ship to begin today


The three-day 66th National Track Cycling Championship will get underway here tomorrow (Monday) and country’s top notch riders will be seen in action.

This was stated by Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) President Syed Azhar Ali Shah at a press conference at the cycling velodrome on Sunday

Other PCF officials present on the occasion were Secretary General Nisar Ahmad, Vice President Muazzam Khan and Shoaib Nizami.

More than hundred players are participating in the championship while the players of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Wapda will not take part in the national event.

“Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has been destroying sports in the country by establishing a number of parallel federations while they have also asked Pakistan Wapda and Army teams not to participate in the event.

The construction of cycling velodrome in Quetta was also stopped by the POA, which is also against the Olympic Movement,” said Azhar Shah during the presser.

“For the last three years, we didn’t get a single penny from the Pakistan Sports Board, but even then we have been providing each and every facilities to our talented cyclists and also conducting national events for them to keep them.—AP

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