Sports adviser of Punjab, Wahab Riaz is making all the efforts for the growth of sports in his province.
In a recent development, Riaz announced the opening of the first-ever sports medicine clinic by the Sports Board of Punjab (SBP).
"Our top priority is always our athletes and their requirements. Bringing you Pakistan’s first-ever sports medicine clinic by Sports Board of Punjab. Also, the National Hockey Stadium Mosque for accessible praying facility for athletes. Both open in the first week of June," he wrote on Twitter.
Riaz, who is determined to continue playing franchise cricket, also took a step to revive the national game, hockey.
In a press conference held in Lahore today, Riaz confirmed that the Punjab government will give monthly stipend to 20 hockey players.
"Chief Minister of Punjab announced monthly stipends for 20 best players. Initially, these players will start getting PKR20,000 each from next month. The pool of 20 will include national and international players," he shared.
"This is just a start. Our aim is to revive our national game to its full potential. We will increase monthly stipends in the future," he added.
Moreover, Wahab ensured that hockey players from small towns will be looked after properly. "We are planning to build a high-class facility for 300 athletes. This project will help us facilitate talented athletes," he said.
"We will train hockey players from small towns and provide them with all the facilities. We are also making efforts to make medical free for our national players," asserted the cricketer.