Jammu and Kashmir gets first football stadium with floodlights

first_imgThis has paralysed the entire legal system here, says Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council president Moreover, the floodlights installed at the TRC ground are of high quality, which will open the doors for the high-definition quality live telecast of matches. Sarmad Hafeez, Commission Secretary, J-K Youth Sports and Services, is elated over the development and called it a historical step. “This is a historical step and this is the first stadium in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where the floodlights have been installed. Therefore now we will be able to play under floodlights and not just national games but games of international standards,” Hafeez told ANI. “It is our government’s goal that we increase the sporting infrastructure and provide people with such an infrastructure where youth can participate in all different sports,” he added. The stadium, which was built at the cost of Rs 4.5 crore, was unveiled in 2014. Since 2015, the ground has been used for I-league matches and other local football tournaments. Hafeez said that this is just a beginning because as many as 10 more stadiums and playfields are ready to get floodlights, which will further promote sports in the state. “Our state is known for football and we have produces some very good footballers who have represented the country and represented the finest clubs in the country,” he said. “This is only the beginning and we already have 10 other stadiums and playfields, where the floodlights are ready for inauguration. In the coming days, they will be inaugurated,” added Hafeez. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Not a single life lost due to preventive measures in J&K, says Centre The football players here have got an exciting boost as they got their first stadium, TRC Football turf ground, with floodlights facilities. Earlier there used to be very rare football activity during the night but after the installment of lights, matches can now be conducted during the night time too.Related News Waseem Shahzad makes a mark in digital worldlast_img read more

India to bid for 2023 Asian Cup

first_imgAFC Asian Cup India to table bid to host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Goal Last updated 2 years ago 10:03 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Praful Patel President AIFF AIFF Media AFC Asian Cup India The Indian FA have decided to launch a bid to bring the 2023 edition of the continental extravaganza to the country…. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to table a bid to host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Goal understands. The decision to put forward a bid was taken during a meeting of the AIFF’s Executive Committee in Delhi on Saturday, a senior member of the AIFF revealed to Goal. Hosting the continental footballing extravaganza would indeed be a huge stepping stone for the country which is currently playing hosts to the FIFA U17 World Cup which kicked off on October 6th.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Salt Lake Stadium (Yuva Bharati Krirangan) KolkataWith the infrastructure and facilities already at a high level (and approved by FIFA), India could have a good chance of winning the bid. However, China and South Korea, two footballing powerhouses in Asia, have also expressed their interest in hosting 2023 edition. Thailand and Indonesia were also mulling a bid but withdrew earlier this year. It has to be noted that India have already decided to bid for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup as the Indian FA continues to explore avenues to boost India’s footballing profile. The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is set to be held in UAE and the Indian national team are on course to qualify for the event but they might not need to go through the rigours of qualification for the 2023 edition, provided India’s bid is successful.last_img read more