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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Nazim Arbab Mohammad Asim Khan has said that the district government is committed to promoting traditional games like kabaddi in the villages situated on the outskirts of the provincial capital.

Talking to mediapersons here on Friday after a meeting with secretary general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kabaddi Association, Arbab Naseer, he said there was no dearth of kabaddi talent in the province.

He said that he had assured Mr Naseer of all-out support in holding a kabaddi event at the Tehmas Khan Football Stadium. He also lauded the efforts of district sports officer Jamshed Baloch for organising badminton, cricket, archery, boxing, volleyball, football, hockey, table tennis, weightlifting, handball and throw ball.

On the occasion, Arbab Naseer informed mediapersons that for the first time in the history of KP the Kabaddi Super League-2018 would be organised under the aegis of KP Kabaddi Association and directorate of sports KP from August 10 to-14 at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium.

All arrangements have been finalised for the smooth sailing of the thrill-packed event wherein 12 top teams studded with national and international players would take part, he said.

Mr Naseer, who also represented Pakistan in the three world cups held in India, said that each team would comprise 8 players. It is mandatory for each team to field four players from their respective district, two from the province and two national or international players, he added. He also thanked director general sports KP Junaid Khan for extending all out support in holding the event, and expressed the hope that the event would attract good crowd.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2018