KARACHI: The Afghanistan women cycling team will compete in Pakistan for the first time in the National Cycling Championship that begins in Lahore from tomorrow. The five-member Afghanistan team arrived in Lahore yesterday and will begin practice at the velodrome today along with teams from Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, HEC and Police. According to a Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) official, the Afghanistan team was invited by the Pakistan Cycling Federation. Although the national championship is held for domestic teams, Afghanistan showed interest in the event, therefore, the PSB allowed them to participate.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2012.