South Asian Fed to inspect Pakistan stadiums

A three-man delegation will inspect the Karachi’s Peoples Sports Complex and Lahore’s Punjab Stadium from June 27 to 30 to decide which venue is equipped with better facilities to stage the sixth South Asian Football Federation Championship in December 2005. The delegation includes Bangladesh’s Siraj-ul-Islam Bachchu, General Secretary of Dhaka-based SAFF, and World Sports Group’s Thomas Wheeler and Ian Mathie.

WSG owns the broadcast and sponsorship rights to the Asian Football Confederation’s events Asian Cup, AFC Champions League, 2006 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers and 2008 Olympic Asian Qualifiers.

The SAFF Championship is held biannually and brings together India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and under-dogs Bhutan and Afghanistan.