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MAAA shifts venues of two state-level athletic events

Written by: Staff

Pune, May 3 (UNI) The Maharashtra Amature Athletics Association (MAAA) has decided to shift the venues of two state-level combine athletic championships to Pune.

As a result, the state combine events championship and the junior open athletics meet, scheduled to be held at Karad and Mumbai Suburban District, will now be held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City Mahalunge-Balewadi, near here, from May 12 to 15.

In a release here today, MAAA secretary general Pralhad Sawant said the two championships had to be shifted to Pune due to unavoidable circumstances. Originally, the combine state championship was to be held in Karad on May 18 and 19, while the junior open meet was alloted to Mumbai Suburban district to be held on May 20 and 21.

The affiliated district units should submit two entries per event to participate in the combine state meet to be held for boys and girls under 14, under 16, under 18, under 20 and open men and women.

Mr Sawant, who is also the joint-secretary of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), announced that the examination for Federation's technical officials (Theory and Practical) for the West Zone will be held at Bhopal on June 24 and 25.

The examination will simulteneously be held at Shimla (North Zone), Ranchi (East Zone), Bangalore (South Zone) and Imphal (North East Zone).


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