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KARACHI, Jun 28 (APP): Pakistan will take part in the Under-20 Junior Asian Girls Netball Championship to be held in April, 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

As many as 12 girls from Pakistan would participate in the Asian Championship; President Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) Mudassar Arain said while talking to APP here on Tuesday.

The selection of 12 girls would be made from Junior National Girls Netball Championship being organized in September this year at Sport Complex Islamabad, he added.

Girls from each province would be given opportunity to participate in the National Championship and 20 girls who give outstanding performance will be considered for selection, he said.

Later, the camp would be set up for 20 girls from November 2016 till April 2017 where Australian Coach would impart them 2-month training.

Out of 20 girls at the camp, 12 girls, who would give outstanding performance would be picked up for Asian Championship, Arian said.

As many as 16 Asian countries including Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and others are participating in the Asian Championship in Korea.

The expenses of 4-day National Championship would be borne by the Pakistan Netball Federation, while 50 per cent expense of Asian Championship would be borne by Federation and 50 per cent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), he said.

Besides, PNF looking for Sponsorship of National Championship, he added.