Appeal for inclusion of Netball

Karachi – Pakistan, Dec 10: Mudassar Arain, Secretary General, Pakistan Netball Federation has informed in a press release, that the International Medal holder Game Netball Sports dethrone from the approved list of 32nd National Games 2012.

Once again MAFIA in sports showing their power using politics in organizing the 32nd National Games 2012 being held at Lahore under the Control by Punjab Olympic Association. In this connection the organizers of 32nd National Games have already been informed to PNF for inclusion of Netball Game in both categories (Men & Women) in 32nd National Games 2012 but the news came in various newspapers that the Netball Game excluded from the 32nd National Games 2012.

The Pakistan Netball Federation, Police, HEC & all four provinces already has requested to the President, POA for taking action in this matter as he was already informed about exclusion of Netball Game from 32nd National Games 2012 by Organizers.

We bring to your kind attention that the Netball Game was also included in 31st National Games 2010 at Peshawar and Pakistan Army won the Gold Medal and in 30th National Games 2007 at Karachi the Sindh was the winner. The Pakistan Netball Federation is affiliated with International Netball Federation, Asian Netball Federation, South Asian Netball Federation, Pakistan Sports Board & Pakistan Olympic Association.

Recently in the month of September 2012, the Pakistan Netball team Won the Silver Medal in Asian Beach Netball Championship 2012 at Nigambo, Srilanka and the President, POA appreciated and congratulate to PNF Officials for their outstanding achievement but some vestige interest person who are not interested for the promotion of Sports in Pakistan did politics and has been excluded this game which will suffer by the this non-professional attitude/ manner. As this game is being played from grass root level throughout the country and the coaching and training program regularly being organized for the promotion of this game.

It is therefore, requested to Chairman, Organizing Committee and the officials of 32nd National Games 2012 for the inclusion of this International Medal Holder Netball sports in coming 32nd National Games 2012 which will boost up the moral of netball players and organizers.

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