Sports Board Punjab has started the preparations of next Annual Sports Calendar under the directives of Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar. In this connection, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti chaired an important meeting at National Hockey Stadium. Divisional Sports Officers Nadeem Qaiser, Akbar Murad, Masoodul Hasan, Kh Saif ur Rehman, Deputy Directors Shahid Nizami, Tariq Wattoo, Rauf Bajwa and district sports officers also attended the meeting. The meeting discussed various aspects regarding the next version of Annual Sports Calendar. The suitable weather conditions for different games were also considered during the meeting.
While addressing the meeting, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti said the competitions of next Annual Sports Calendar will start at tehsil level to trace fresh talent at grassroots level. “Initially, the trials will be held at tehsil level and then the trials process will be conducted at district, division and Punjab level before their respective sports competitions”. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti said Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar played key role for the revival of Annual Sports Calendar. “Punjab’s players suffered a lot due to non-holding of Annual Sports Calendar activities. The Annual Sports Calendar has been revived after eight years period due to extraordinary efforts of Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti and Director General Sports Punjab Nadeem Sarwar,” he added. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti said further said that more sports events will be added in the next Annual Sports Calendar programme.