KARACHI: The 13th South Asian Games might be held in Nepal from December 1-10, 2019; it was confirmed at the South Asian Olympic Council Executive Board assembly in Bangkok on Friday. Nepal Olympic Committee’s president and famend flesh presser Jeevan Ram Shrestha chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended using the Pakistan Olympic Association’s (POA) senior professional Mohammad Shafiq. The POA leader Lt Gen (retd) Arif Hasan and secretary Khalid Mehmood couldn’t attain Bangkok due to the unavailability of flights attributable to political anxiety between Pakistan and India.
In conjunction with Shafiq, both the senior officers are to wait for the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly assembly in Bangkok on Sunday (tomorrow). Arif, also the OCA vice-president, also has to attend the OCA Executive Board assembly on Saturday (nowadays). India did no longer attend the meeting of the SAOC Executive Board. It was learned that this would be the final possibility for Nepal to host the biennial event. If Nepal, this time, additionally didn’t host it, it would lose the web hosting rights.
Nepal knowledgeable the taking part countries that its venues were geared up and that its government changed into eager to host the eight-state competition. A question of cold climate became additionally raised at some point of the meeting. Still, folks who objected to the new agenda have been instructed that the temperature in Guwahati, India, became very low at some stage in the twelfth South Asian Games hosted with the aid of India in 2016. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, become the opposite host town. Nepal changed into alleged to host the Games in March 2019, but they have been postponed at a meeting in Tokyo final yr because of venues trouble.