LAHORE – Sports Board Punjab (SPB) served another show cause notice to the installer of blue turf here at National Hockey Stadium on Tuesday for their continuous negligence to remove shock pads from the arena.
SBP Director Sports Jalil Ahmad Chohan said that they had failed to understand why the installer (Swallow International) was not taking necessary measures to carry out work in accordance with the tender notice and document which was causing unnecessary delay to lay the turf as per schedule.
“It is strange that the installer did not answer the previous show cause notice and in the given circumstances SPB has left with no option but to serve another show cause. Despite clear instructions issued to you for removal of the shock pads, no action has yet been taken to remove it and start installation of the new ones,” said the show cause notice.
The SPB official said the installer had not only violated the provision of tender notice but also has stopped the work and there was no likehood of its completion with in the stipulated time period.
Punjab government has allocated a special grant of Rs 35 million for the installation of blue turf for the preparation of Pakistan hockey team for London Olympics. It is hoped that as per the work order and the tender the task will be completed next month giving few weeks time to the player to adjust with the newly introduced plastic surface, he added. “We will also be recommending to the Federal government as well as Punjab government for black listing the installer,” he concluded.