JAMRUD, 26 July: Khyber Sports Festival began at the Jamrud Sports Complex today.

Inaugurated by Muhammad Ayaz Khan, head of the Directorate of Sports FATA, 24 cricket, 16 football, eight each of basketball and volleyball teams would participate in the mega sports event of Khyber Agency. The festival would continue till August 4.

Khyber Agency Sports Manager Raheed Gul Malagori said that except football matches, scheduled to be held in Landi Kotal, all the matches would be held in Jamrud.

Talking to TNN, the participating players said that such sports festivals should be held on regular basis. “Our players are very talented and they believe in hard work. They would earn a good name for Khyber Agency. Such events should be held thrice a year so that local players are provided with opportunities to exhibit and polish their talent.”

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