KARACHI: Sindh authorities has promised Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Rs100 million annual grant and renovation of hockey stadiums, expressed curiosity in shopping for two groups in Pakistan Hockey League (PHL) and vowed to bear bills of World XI go to.
These points have been mentioned throughout a gathering between PHF president Khalid Khokhar and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on the CM Home on Monday.
PHF vice chairman Tariq Huda, secretary Shahbaz Ahmed, Sindh chief secretary, secretary sports activities and different officers have been additionally current.
The Chief Minister assured the PHF officers that his authorities would offer all attainable help to it for the promotion of hockey.
The Chief Minister directed the officers involved that Rs100 million be launched in fifteen days from his particular grant within the present monetary yr.
He additionally directed the division of finance and division of sports activities that Rs100 million grant be allotted yearly for PHF within the provincial authorities’s price range yearly.
He stated that hockey academies can be established in collaboration with the PHF at these locations the place the federal government has laid artificial turfs.
Khokhar knowledgeable Murad that the cities of Sindh the place authorities had laid turfs within the final couple of years can be facilities of hockey in close to future.
He added that PHF needed to popularise hockey among the many kids of the province by utilising these turfs and that it might not be attainable with out the assistance of Sindh authorities.
He stated that nationwide senior championship can be held in Sukkur in December, a schoolboys nationwide championship in Sindh from this month in addition to nationwide underneath 21 championship.
In addition to, the PHF would organise a match towards the visiting World XI and the Corridor of Fame ceremony in Karachi, he stated and added that a number of matches of PHL can be held in Sindh.
The Chief Minister additionally assured the PHF that the renovation and reconstruction work at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium would even be carried out by the provincial authorities.
He directed the engineering division officers to start out improvement work on the stadium.
Shah additionally pledged all attainable help for the match towards World XI and Corridor of Fame ceremony.
He stated that Sindh authorities was prepared to buy two groups within the PHL, which is more likely to be held in April subsequent yr.
The PHF officers thanked the Chief Minister for offering monetary assist to the PHF. They stated that Sindh authorities had finished an amazing job by supporting the nationwide recreation.
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