Nagaland will host the 2022 South Asian Cross Country Championships. 

The event is scheduled to take place on January 15 next year. 

Top athletes from the eight south Asian countries will participate in the event. 

Athletes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives will participate in the event.

This was informed by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday morning. 

“Happy to announce that India will host the South Asian Cross Country Championships in Nagaland. Grateful to South Asian Athletics Federation & Athletics Federation of India @afiindia. Special appreciation to SAAF President Dr. Lalit Bhanot for his support, and well done @abumetha,” tweeted Rio. 

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Athletes from seven South Asian countries running on different types of terrain during the day-long international sports event. 

The sport requires runners to sprint over dirt, jog downhill and mount uphill as well. 

Six men’s team and 4 women’s team from each country will represent their nation. The teams and the individuals will have to run a race of 10 km for men and 8km for women. 

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