By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The 10-day long trials for selection of teams for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Games started at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, on November 2.
The SSUET will be selecting 14 teams including those of cricket, football, hockey, volleyball and basketball.
These teams will play in the HEC Games, scheduled to start from December 2016 at different venues of various universities all over Pakistan.
The trials for selection of the SSUET teams are being organized by the SSUET’s sports department.
The Director Sports, SSUET, Mubbashir Mukhtar, informed that the trials will help find out new talents to replace those who passed out after completion of their studies. He said that about 1,200 to 1,500 students will be participating in trials for 14 to 16 different disciplines.
The SSUET has shown good performance in sports competitions.
During 2016 the university has won bronze medal in Judo, Silver in Boxing and three Bronze while won tournaments in cricket and football at universities level.
Meanwhile, the Registrar SSSUET, Syed Sarfraz Ali, along with Director Sports Mubbbashir Mukhtar, witnessed the students participating in the trials.
The Registrar was quite impressed with the performance of students and expressed the confidence that the university will be able to raise good teams through talent hunt, competent enough to bring laurels for the university in upcoming sports events.
He reckoned that the SSUET’s sports department was making commendable efforts to boost the university’s image through sports.