Sports Board Punjab is going to organsie first SBP Snooker Championship: Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh has said that snooker is quite popular game in Pakistan and Sports Board Punjab will organsie first SBP Snooker Championship to trace fresh talent in this game; he said this during his meeting with 2-time World Snooker Champion Muhammad Asif at National Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Muhammad Asif, who is the first Pakistani to win two World Snooker titles, was part of 4-member delegation which also includes President Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) Alamgir Sheikh, President Punjab Snooker Association MB Ghauri and press secretary Mauman Sheikh.
During the meeting, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh congratulated Muhammad Asif for winning second World Snooker title and lauded his achievements saying that he is our pride. “Our young cueists must hard work like Asif and win laurels for the country”.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh informed that Sports Board Punjab is going to launch a programme ‘Sarsabz Maidan Sehatmand Naujawan’ in Punjab to provide best sports facilities to young players near their doorsteps. “Under the programme, superfluous grounds will be upgraded across the province so that our young players can utilize these facilities to nurture their sports talent. In this regard, 1500 venues have been identified,” he disclosed.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said Muhammad Asif is definitely a role model for young snooker players. “The entire nation is proud of his distinctive feats. We will honour Muhammad Asif like top national athletes Arshad Nadeem”.
Elaborating the first SBP Snooker Championship, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh informed that players from all divisions will participate in the championship. “Several young talented players will emerge though this championship. The dates of championship will be announced later”.
In response to President PBSF Alamgir Sheikh’s demand for a snooker hall, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh asked him to prepare a feasibility and we will do whatever possible in this regard. “We are also constructing squash and boxing arenas for the promotion of these two games. Apart from this, Sports Board Punjab has also established academies in Faisalabad and DG Khan where expert coaches are imparting training to young players”.
Muhammad Asif and other members of delegation thanked Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh and said that the game of snooker will flourish in Punjab after Sports Board Punjab’s this cooperation. They also lauded Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh’s measures for the promotion of sports in Punjab.