Olympian badminton player Mahoor Shahzad is happy with Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) for sponsoring them for Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022.Talking with “To The Sports” after the badminton team was re-included in Pakistan’s contingent for CWG, Mahoor said national players should not face such attitude.
“We are thankful to POA for sponsoring us,” said Mahoor. “But, I think such attitude towards national athletes must be unacceptable. We already get very few international events, if we are dealt with like this, it will decrease our confidence,” he added.
It must be noted here that Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) excluded badminton team from Pakistan’s contingent for CWG citing lack of funds. Pakistan’s four-member team featuring Mahoor, Ghazala Siddique, Murad Ali and, Irfan Saeed was selected in the training camp set up by PSB.