In view of declining coronavirus cases, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Wednesday directed the Sports Department to open all the stadiums of the state for the players desirous to participate in national and international sporting events.
Rana Sodhi, while instructing all the District Sports Officers, said that the Punjab government has decided that the players aspiring to participate in national and international level tournaments should be given an exemption to practice in the open stadiums as the coronavirus cases have been sharply decreasing throughout the state.
"The players and coaches would have to ensure compliance with the guidelines issued by the Punjab Health Department for the prevention of coronavirus", the minister said.
Meanwhile, a letter in this regard has also been issued to all the District Sports Officers, he said.
The Cabinet Minister further added that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government was channelizing all its resources to keep the sportsperson ready for the sporting extravaganza of national and international repute.
He further said that the sports department has been working day and night for providing a conducive environment for the sports in the state besides engaging youngsters in constructive activities.
Meanwhile, Special Secretary-cum-Director Sports and Youth Services D.P.S. Kharbanda informed that the District Sports Officers have been asked to complete the arrangements for opening the stadiums for the players and ensure COVID protocols.
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