Nagaland will host the South Asian Athletic Federation (SAAF) Cross Country Championship in the state capital Kohima on January 15 next year.
Making the announcement during a press conference Friday, Nagaland Athletic Association (NAA) President Abu Metha said the biggest international event ever hosted by the state will be held along with the 56th National Cross Country Race on January 15.
Metha informed that the bid to host the SAAF Cross Country Championship was made by NAA with the committed support of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Metha, who is also a vice president of Athletic Federation of India (AFI), appealed to the sports fraternity and people of the state to support the event.
"Young people and the sports fraternity from Nagaland want to make Nagaland known for sports and games," he said.