SRINAGAR: The Senior National Ski and Snowboarding contingent was seen off from Srinagar on Tuesday by the General Secretary Winter Games Association of J&K, Muhammad Yusuf.
The team is accompanied by Mahmood Ahmad Lone as coach, Tahir Shafi as manager (for men) and Nazima as manager (for women). The team will be joined by WGAJK president, Mohammad Abbas Wani at Jammu as Chief de Mission. The team may hopefully be flagged off by the Secretary to Govt (Sports) on Wednesday.
An official statement issued here said the screening of the team was conducted at Srinagar by the Divisional Sports Officers (Kashmir and Centre) on Monday and the teams were cleared to take part in Snowboarding (Men), Alpine Skiing (Men and Women) events.
The team shall also take part in Criss Ski and Criss Snowboarding, being held first time in India by Winter Games Association of HP for the first time. The President-WGAJK Mohammad Abbas Wani has extended his thanks to Secretary State Sports Council for facilitating the teams in this major winter sports event of the country.
Notably, the Indian Olympic Association, New Delhi has nominated Muhammad Yusuf, General Secretary WGAJK as technical delegate. He shall give all reports related to the smooth conduct of the games to the IOA. This is first time that IOA has nominated any official from J&K as technical delegate for any winter sporting event.