To encourage and promote sports, the Punjab government will soon have a job policy wherein players excelling at the international-level tournaments would automatically become eligible for a government job.
The proposal for the new job policy will be taken up in the next cabinet meeting scheduled for December 16.
Addressing spectators at Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Sports Stadium here on Thursday, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that this would not only promote sports culture in the state, but would also save the sportspersons from harassment involved in finding suitable jobs.
"Besides, we are also in the process of hiring national and international coaches for different sporting disciplines as our aim is that the Indian contingent for 2016 Olympics should have maximum participation of players from Punjab," he said.
Badal was the chief guest for the matches of the 5th Kabaddi World Cup held here. Local MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura was the guest of honour.
RESULTS OF MATCHES
In the first match of the day in the men's section, Denmark defeated Sweden 45-42. Half time score was tied 21-21, but Denmark prevailed in the second half to win the match.
In the second match in the men's section, Canada defeated Argentina 59-22.
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 38-30 in the women's section after both teams remained tied at 17-17 at half time.