KP U-21 Games to start from Nov 29

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The biggest ever U-21 Games involving more than 5000 athletes of all 35 districts across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be commencing from November 29 here at Peshawar Sports Complex.

This was stated by Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Asfandyar Khan Khattak while talking to media men here on Wednesday.

Director Female Games Miss Rashida Ghaznavi, Director Operation Syed Saqlain Shah, Regional Sports Officers of all the Regions and Districts Sports Officers of various districts were also present on this occasion.

He said it was decide to hold the Games in parts ? in the first phase Men would compete in 10 different Games while the second phase of the seven more Games wherein all the female would take part would be organized later on.

He said it was decided that the Women U21 Games would be organized in December either or before the forthcoming Merged District Tribal Games.

He said in the light of the directives of the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa all arrangements have been given final touches in order to hold the Games in appropriate manners.

He said, according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Sports Department is working for the promotion and development of sports in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said that trials have already been conducted and a database of players has been created, however, if shortage of any players in any of the team, the District Sports Officer of the each other 35 districts could field players in 10 different Games.

Prizes will be given to the players under the approved scheme, followed by the monthly stipend will be given to the gold, silver and bronze medalists.—APP

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