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Meghalaya govt to upscale sports investment

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, March 4: In the backdrop of Meghalaya�s official bid to host the National Games in 2022, Governor V Shanmuganathan today said that the state would upscale investment in sports to host such mega sporting events in the future, a month after successfully co-hosting the 12th South Asian Games.

�Building on the positive momentum achieved, my government will further upscale investment in the domain of sports to achieve higher visibility and meaningful outcome,� Shanmuganathan said while addressing the Budget session of the state assembly.

The state successfully hosted 7 disciplines of the recently concluded 12th South Asian Games in which over 800 athletes and officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India participated. � PTI

Pakistani man loses cricket bet, commits suicide

Islamabad, March 4: A 50-year-old Pakistani man committed suicide after he bet a month�s salary on the cricket match between Pakistan and Bangladesh which his country lost.

Muhammad Shafiq, a junior clerk in the Punjab irrigation department, was on Thursday found hanging from a fan in his office, Dawn online reported on Friday.

His brother Muhammad Ramzan said Shafiq had gambled his salary of Rs. 30,000 on the match. �My brother committed suicide after losing the money on the match.� � IANS

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