The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has advised the Pakistan Olympic Association to minimise the number of athletes and officials in Pakistan’s contingent for this year’s South Asian Games. The 13th edition of South Asian Games is scheduled to be held in Nepal in December this year, with teams competing in 28 different disciplines. According to media reports, the Pakistan Olympic Association is eyeing to send a contingent of over 300 athletes and coaches to Nepal for region’s biannual sporting competition. However, they are not told by the PSB to minimise the contingent’s size. The PSB has asked the POA to minimise it because of limited resources and now the POA will discuss with various sports federations before finalising a contingent for the event. Pakistan’s preparation for the event has already been marred due to lack of interest by the PSB and the government for preparation of the athletes as the camps for selected athletes haven’t been kicked off yet. The camps are likely to be held in November after the National Games, less than a month before the start of the South Asian Games. In the 12th edition of South Asian Games held in India in 2016, Pakistan was represented by contingent of 337 athletes and officials and they had collectively won 106 medals, including 12 gold medals.