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Women officials on radar

Jamshedpur, March 31: The state athletics body is leaving no stones unturned as far as preparing technical officials for the big events are concerned.

Apart from having men technical officials, the state body has decided to lay more emphasis on roping in more women officials for the job.

The number of women technical officials is less in Jharkhand than in other states.

The Jharkhand Athletics Association (JAA) has approached all senior players women athletes, who are not playing now, to take up courses conducted by the Athletics Federation of India so that they can become technical officers.

JAA president Madhukant Pathak said: “The state only has 10-14 women technical officials, which is a low figure compared to other states. We have approached senior players to take part in the examinations so that their number increases.”

Officials added around 40-odd technical officials would take part in the examination, which would include theory, practical and viva. Those who would pass the tests would be eligible to officiate at state and national-level tournaments.

AFI observer R.K. Pillai would conduct workshops on the tests.

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