KP CM to open U23 Inter-Regional Games at Hayatabad Stadium on 28th

PESHAWAR    -   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U-23 Inter-Regional Games will formally be inaugurated by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur from May 28 at Hayatabad Cricket Stadium.

Director General Sports Abdul Nasir Khan on Friday told media persons during a news conference.

Advisor to Chief Minister Sports and Youth Affairs Syed Fakhr Jahan, Ministers, Members of the Provincial Assembly, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mutiullah Khan will also present in the ceremony.

DG Sports said that the Players, both male and female, were going to participate in 20 different games, in which 770 female players will participate in 9 different games and 1150 male players will participate in 11 different games.

Teams from all the provinces besides Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Islamabad will participate in the event.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will fully participate in the upcoming third Quaid-e-Azam Games, he said in a meeting organised by the Pakistan Sports Board.

He said that a grant of Rs100 million has been approved, while another Rs160 million would be released in time and overall Rs3.5 billion grant would be allocated for the completion of all ongoing sports infrastructure development.

He said that the Chief Minister will inaugurate the ICC Hayatabad Cricket Stadium on May 28, which has cost Rs1.5 billion where any kind of national and international event will be held.

Regarding the U-23 games, DG Sports Abdul Nasir Khan said that all the players are being provided with kits and international level sports equipment and accommodation will be provided to all the players according to the weather in different hotels.  

In the games, teams from seven regions will reach Peshawar on May 27 and arrangements for the opening ceremony on May 28 have been completed.  

He said that the construction of the cricket stadium in Kalam will start soon as Rs2.6 million cost of the land has already been given to the District Administration and soon the land would be transferred to KP Sports Department.

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