Prime Minister Cup: Ministry releases Rs 1m for PM Cup

KATHMANDU, March 3 - All the necessary preparations for the First Prime Minister Cup International Invitational Football Tournament scheduled for Thursday have been completed, said the organisers Nepal Republic Sports Federation (NRSF) at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Sri Lankan national team arrived in Kathmandu on Monday while the other participating teams are scheduled to arrive by March 7. The Sri Lankan team will have their practice sessions in Armed Police Headquarters in Halchowk.

The organisers informed that Bangladeshi outfit Arambag is set to land here on Wednesday followed by J.W Team from Thailand the day after. Pakistan, whose sports fraternity just received a huge blow after the deadly attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, is set to be here on March. 7. Security has been the major concern for the organisers following the attack on Sri Lankan players in Lahore but President of NRSF Jayendra Bahadur Chand assured that it would be taken care of. He said, "We have stepped up security in the hotels where the players have been accommodated. In addition, we have mobilised police personnel in those areas to avert any kind of untoward activities." Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to inaugurate the event amidst a function.

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