Photos: Nagaland hosts the South Asian National Cross Country Championship.


Kohima: The second edition of the South Asian Athletic Federation (SAAF) Cross Country Championship and the 56th National Cross Country Athletics Championship continues on Saturday in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.

About 700 players are participating in 12 events in the one-day sports event to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.

About 50 runners from five countries – Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India – are competing for the International Championship, with a total of 674 athletes – 378 men and 296 women, from 34 states and boards competing for the national championship. Are taking .

For the joint international and national championships, the state government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 2.3 crore, which is 50% of the original budget of Rs 4.6 crore.

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