SRINAGAR: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events.
Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the ‘Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tourney’ which began at TRC Turf.
Sarmad said Bakshi Stadium is being currently under upgradation and several innovative measures are underway to bring it to the level of international sports standards to inculcate sports enthusiasm among the State’s youth.
Sarmad said under Rs 44 crore renovation project Bakshi Stadium is being exclusively converted into a world-class football stadium. “Stadium will be ready by March 2019, and it will be FIFA approved stadium,” he said.