PSB likely to impose penalties on federations over missing athletes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sports Board took notice of the growing number of missing national athletes from international competitions and decided to take action against the relevant federation including imposing fines for the cases.

According to the sources, PSB has been considering the imposition of up to two million PKR penalty to the concerned federation for each missing athlete.

Additionally, a proposal to make a no-objection certificate (NOC) mandatory for athletes before participating in international events is also under consideration by the Sports Board.

Earlier on Wednesday, two Pakistani boxers reportedly went missing in United Kindom after participating in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.

Salman Baloch and Nazeerullah disappeared before the Pakistani boxing team was set to depart for the country.

Meanwhile, four-times national swimming champion Faizan Akbar went missing last month from Hungary during World Swimming Championship 2022.

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