Apr 16, 2010

Sindh: Sindh Games to be held in June

Active ImageThe Government of Sindh, with the collaboration of the Sindh Olympic Association (SOA), has planned to organise the 13th edition of the Sindh Games here during in first week of June.




Below is an article published by: The International News

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs to the Government of Sindh, informed ‘The News’ here that the 13th Sindh Games would be staged at different venues of Karachi from June 1 to 5.

He disclosed that Dr Muhammad Ali Shah, Sindh Sports Minister, who is also President of the Sindh Olympic Association, has given the directives to hold the Sindh Games 2010 in a befitting manner.

“This is a special year during which the Commonwealth Games as well as Asian Games are scheduled to be held.

“The Sindh Games will have added significance in order to provide an opportunity to our athletes to prepare for these international events,” Shoaib Siddiqui remarked.

“Athletics, basketball, boxing, badminton, bodybuilding, cycling, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, karate, netball, swimming, softball, squash, table tennis, taeknowndo, tennis, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu would be part of the 13th Sindh Games,” he revealed.

“The tournaments in the indigenous games like kodi kodi, malkhara, wanjh watti, shootingball will also be held while the proposal of having the Twenty20 cricket making an entry in the Sindh Games was under consideration,” he added.

As in the past, he said, all the five regions of the province, Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Larkana would be taking part in the 13th Sindh Games.