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The PSB president replies to accusations about taking credit for CWG 2022 medals.

Following the outrage received by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for taking undue credit for medals won at the Commonwealth Games 2022, the board’s Director-General Colonel (retd) Asif Zaman believes that sportsmen must be educated on the necessity of giving credit to those who deserve it. According to Zaman, PSB offered all necessary facilities to participants prior to the start of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

“We did everything we could to help the athletes before the Commonwealth Games in 2022,” Zaman reiterated, noting that the PSB covered the costs of 57 members of Pakistan’s contingent at CWG 2022.”When we approached the athletes, they stated they were happy to practise at their homes.” So we gave them whatever they needed,” he explained.

“I personally travelled to the United Kingdom to promote our athletes.” There is a need to educate our athletes on the importance of giving credit to those who deserve it. “We will continue to promote and support our athletes,” the PSB president stated emphatically. In response to a question regarding suspending the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF) shortly after Nooh Dastagir Butt won gold at the Commonwealth Games 2022, Zaman stated that it was not the board’s decision.

“The international body did dope tests itself, and it’s their usual activity,” Zaman added, alluding to the suspension of Olympian Talha Talib and two other weightlifters after positive drug test results. “The international body kept asking us for updates on our actions against the PWF.

” We adopted a firm approach, but it was necessary to mend things.” He also stated that an inquiry committee has been formed to look into the incident. “PWF elections are coming up, and we’re hoping to get things back on track. Meanwhile, players will continue to compete in the international event,” the PSB president said.