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Cricket and paragliding included in South Asian Games


South Asian Games will be held in Kathmandu Nepal from December 1 to 10, 2019 .This year cricket and Paragliding has been added to the schedule.

This will be the second instant in which Cricket is added to the South Asian Games after the 2010 Dhaka edition included under 21 cricket tournament but it was not retained in the next edition which was held at Shillong and Guwahati India in 2016.

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure.This will be the first instant that paragliding is included in any major multi-sports event in, which Sri Lanka is taking part Sri Lanka won a total of 25 Gold medals in SAG 2016 with 9 in Athletics and 12 in swimming. But Sri Lanka could not even come close to India during the games where they won 188 Gold medals.

In order to ensure compete transparency, it was agreed in principle to have a panel in running the Anti Doping Unit of the games by getting doctors from each nation which is a very positive step by Nepal.



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