Cricket confirmed for 2022 National Sports Festival
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 21, 2022
Despite the efforts of some physically-challenged persons yesterday airing their displeasure of the alleged removal of some sports by staging a protest, Para sports has officially been ruled out from the forthcoming National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Asaba, Delta state next month.
The National Council on Sports in emergency virtual meeting with Minister of Sports and Youth Development Sunday Dare presiding, decided that the three compulsory Para sports in the National Sports Festival namely: Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting and Para Table Tennis, would no longer feature in the NSF; approved the inclusion of Cricket and there will be 3 demonstration sports in Delta 2022 namely; Mixed martial arts, Net Ball and Teqball Ball.
The Nation reports that the ministry had earlier said it was unfortunate that these protests had led to public disturbances and the disruption of the peace in some parts of Lagos, hampering the flow of traffic in the process.
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