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Arshad with out coach in Birmingham | The Categorical Tribune


Arshad Nadeem landed in England the place he will likely be collaborating within the Commonwealth Games, Brimingham, starting from July 28, nevertheless he’s with out his private coach.

“I’ve landed within the England,” Arshad advised The Categorical Tribune on Monday. He will likely be going up in opposition to Grenada’s Anderson Peters, who has received gold on the not too long ago concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, whereas Indian Neeraj Chopra, silver medallist on the occasion will likely be lacking in motion attributable to damage.

Arshad end fifth with a formidable 86.16 throw in his fourth try in Oregon on his comeback efficiency. He turned the primary Pakistani to ever qualify for the finals of the World Championships.

The Championships had been his first occasion after the Tokyo Olympics the place he additionally completed fifth. Arshad has been carrying an elbow damage that he picked in 2021 in the course of the Tokyo Olympics preparations. 

Arshad skilled for the World Championships with South African coach Terseus Liebenberg in Johannesburg for 2 months, earlier this 12 months.

Arshad additionally competed with none coach in Oregon, with the Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) secretary Muhammad Zafar accompanying him, whereas the AFP President was additionally scheduled to go to the US.

Arshad’s administration in shambles

AFP has been suspended by the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) on account of three optimistic dope checks that had pressured Pakistan return two gold medals and three bronze medals again to the South Asian Video games organisers.

The POA don’t cope with the AFP straight anymore. 

For the reason that communication hole has solely widen, AFP despatched out a press launch on July 24 that POA is denying Arshad the fitting to take his personal coach on the Commonwealth Video games.

POA confirmed to The Categorical Tribune on Monday night time that that they had made two efforts to ensure Arshad will get the coach for the Commonwealth Video games and fully refuted AFP’s declare that they’ve denied an athlete a proper to have a private coach.

“It’s completely unfaithful,” POA Secretary Khalid Mehmood advised The Categorical Tribune completely after discovering out about AFP’s press launch. “We needed to ensure that Arshad will get every part he wants.

“We don’t cope with the AFP as a result of they’ve been suspended for 3 optimistic dope checks and with due course of, in accordance with worldwide doping guidelines we suspended them. However first we requested Arshad’s departmental facet, Wapda, which coach they wish to ship. They’d named Fiaz Bokhari, even Arshad was pleased with it, so we bought his accreditation carried out, however then we discovered that Bokhari isn’t wanted. They needed the South African.

“We wrote to the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) once more, asking for the South African coach’s particulars. We advised them that we’ll get the accreditation. They despatched passport and different paperwork that had been required, however we haven’t acquired these paperwork until now. So, we now have tried to ensure that we give them what Arshad needs. 

“I had even spoken to the South African coach, however there generally is a risk that he was not out there later. Nevertheless, even now, I wish to say that we can provide Arshad anybody he needs throughout the parameters of the contingent and constraints now.

“We can not name anybody from Pakistan or anyplace else as a result of the date of accreditation has lengthy handed.”

Mahmood added that one other coach Salman Butt may have been accredited subsequent. “We POA requested for it, however we didn’t get the response.”

He emphasised that the AFP officers went with Arshad to the World Championships as a substitute of getting any coaches, so there ought to be accountability for that as properly, “as a result of the World Championship generally is a greater occasion than the Olympics.”

In the meantime the press lease by AFP acknowledged: “Arshad Nadeem is now headed to the UK the place he’ll participate within the XXII Commonwealth Video games, Birmingham. It’s unlucky that the athlete is being denied the fitting to have his private coach within the CWG because the Pakistan Olympic Affiliation is eager to ship a non-athletic particular person as an official with the Pakistani athletics group at Birmingham. AFP is extraordinarily apprehensive of this unfair and unprofessional strategy by POA as this motion might be detrimental to the efficiency of Arshad.

“The Federal minister for IPC Ehsanur Rehman Mazari is requested to kindly use his affect and redress this prevailing scenario that may adversely have an effect on the probabilities of Pakistan successful a medal in 2022Commonwealth Video games.”

The AFP additionally thanked Zahid Hussain for sponsoring Arshad.

All should be carried out for Arshad

Mahmood assured that the POA is happy with Arshad’s achievements they usually need Arshad to reach each method.

He stated that the AFP didn’t take doctor Dr Asad Abbas, who had handled Arshad final 12 months and made positive he was within the place to play.

Mahmood agreed that Arshad has garnered worldwide declare and a focus and the POA needs to ensure that managerial duties for him together with coaching and competitions will likely be carried out with effectivity to guarantee clean participation within the occasion.

“He can ask for something with within the slot we now have for the Commonwealth Video games,” defined Mahmood.

He confirmed that the contingent of 104 athletes lastly got here collectively in Birmingham on Monday. The POA sponsored athletes that weren’t sponsored by the PSB, however the two our bodies are on the identical web page in terms of the participation within the video games.

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