KARACHI: The 18th Sindh game that has been due for more than a year may be held early next year, ‘The News’ learns on Thursday.
This will be the first time the match will be held in six provincial divisions, sources said. The provincial government has developed various sports complexes, tartan tracks, artificial turf and other state-of-the-art sports facilities throughout the province.
The source said that the provincial sports department had started planning the Sindh Olympics. There are more than 10 astro fields in the province, three tartan tracks, and five synthetic football fields. In addition, an indoor sports complex and a gym have also been developed.
The source said that the department wants to host the match towards the end of this year, but due to fears of a second wave of Covid-19, the Sindh Games is unlikely to be held this year. The provincial sports department will announce the final schedule for the Sindh matches after observing the pandemic situation.
Sources say that the Sindh government wants all of the newly built sports infrastructure to be used for competitions in various sports disciplines.
They said hokcey lands were available in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Khairpur, Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad.
Athletic tartan tracks have been installed at NED University in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and Mirpurkhas. The tartan track construction work in Sukkur is in its final stages.
It is important to mention here that the provincial sports department itself will organize the Sindh Games, rather than allocating competitions to the association. But the skills of former players and organizers of various disciplines will be used for a successful game setting.