New Delhi: Haryana boy Captain Sumit Yadav is all set to lead the Asian Police troupe in the upcoming World Police and Fire Games 2019 (WPFG) in China, which is also called “Police Olympics”.

For Sumit, it is indeed a big achievement to lead in such a massive international multi-sports event. China’s Chengdu will host this mega event from August 8 to 18. 

Pakistan police sports board initially raised concern over honouring an Indian with this position but seeing the support coming across Asian countries they later had no option but to agree.

Among all the Asian countries, Sumit has been elected as the director to president office for Asian Police Sports Board.

The secretariat of Asian Police Sports Board will be in Qatar’s capital Doha for the next four years.

The World Police and Fire Games had their origins in San Jose, California in 1985. Since that time the Games have been held every 2 years in a different city and country around the world. Many of the world largest cities have hosted the games.

The Games attract thousands of competitors from up to 80 countries to contest 54+ sports. The Games eligibility extends to all serving law enforcement officers and professional firefighters as well as retired officers. The Games offer the opportunity for competitors and their family to develop and build friendships as well as the opportunity to facilitate cultural exchanges and cooperation between the host city and the world.

“The 2019 WPFG are being held in Chengdu China from 8-18 August, 2019. This heralds a very significant milestone in the evolution of the WPFG as this will be the first time the Games have been held in Asia,” Larry Collins, president, World Police and Fire Games Federation, said.

“The WPFG Federation and the Chengdu 2019 WPFG Preparatory Committee have worked very hard over the last six years in order to present an outstanding WPFG. A range of excellent sporting venues have been secured and are being prepared,” he added.