LAHORE - The Sports Board Punjab (SBP) has summoned the installer of the blue turf at the National Hockey Stadium on Monday (June 25) for a personal hearing to know the facts regarding delay in the installation of the plastic surface at the world’s biggest hockey arena.
Sources in the SBP revealed here on Friday that the Swallow International has failed to complete the task in time by giving lame excuses one after another. The company was given the deadline to complete the work by June 15 but was given an extended time till June 22. It has also been learnt that CEO of the company, Usman Afridi has not only wasted two months precious time in removing the shock pads.
The sources revealed that the shock pads, he intended to install at the Stadium, are home made and are not of the company that provided the blue turf and are also not the FIH Global approved.
Now the SBP has summoned the installer of the blue turf for a complete hearing for further action and the likely chance is that Swallow International is going to suffer in a big way as his contract with SPB will be cancelled and he may be black listed.