National Sports Council (NSC) introduced a new working procedure and structure of its training department giving top priority to nine sports disciplines.
NSC has picked athletics, karate, taekwando, wushu, boxing, volleyball, football, basketball and cricket as the sports of top priority while judo, archery, shooting, weightlifting, badminton, table tennis, wrestling, swimming, kabaddi, gymnastics, chess and bodybuilding are categorized as second priority sports.
Likewise, handball, hockey, cycling, golf, squash, lawn tennis, triathlon, equestrian, soft tennis as well as snooker and billiard are considered as developing games and are kept under third priority group. According to NSC, all the non-official sports get fourth priority.
“Games with scope of winning international medals and with huge participation are given top priority while medal oriented games with less participation are given second priority,” explained NSC Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama. “We have introduced training procedure accordingly and we´ll invest on the development of concerned game as per its priority,” he added.