ISLAMABAD - Cricket may not be the part of this year National Games due to the irresponsibe attitude of the Pakistan Cricket Board. It has been learnt here on Saturday that the organising committee of the National Games, which will be held at Peshawar on November 14 to 22, wanted cricket as pne of the disciplines of the mega event but the PCB was not bothered to provide any technical assistance to the NWFP Olympic Committee to see cricket being introduced in the game for the first time. A delegation will meet the Chairman PCB soon to take the final decision on the fate of cricket," an official source disclosed. He said that 23 disciplines would be featured in the 31st edition of the National Games including cricket. "The PCB is not taking any interest to set the format and modalities with the organising committee. A delegation comprising the representatives of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Olympic Association will meet PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt next month," he added. He said that cricket might be included in the gala if the PCB did not support the organising committee. "The meeting between the top officials of the POA and the PCB may take place in the second week of October. Initially, the organising committee was foreseeing the shortest version of the game (T20) as a showpiece if the most popular sport of the country is included in the Games," he maintained. "The organising committee also wants the availability of the top players to grace the event but all the modalities would be finalised in the next month meeting. So far, the PCB did not give any positive reply to the proposal," the official maintained. He further said that athletics, swimming (male), badminton, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, football, golf, handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi, karate, squash, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wushu are the other events to be contested in the Peshawar Games. "Abbottabad will host cycling and taekwondo while Mardan wrestling. The Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad will host the shooting and swimming event of the women at the international standard indoor swimming pools," he said. He further disclosed that the Pakistan Sports Board, besides the international standard equipment, will also provide a special grant of Rs five million to the NWFP Olympic Committee for the Games. Meanwhile, NWFP sports minister Syed Aqil Shah said that the committee has yet to take final decision regarding the inclusion of cricket. "I will not comment on the reasons of delaying the decision on cricket in the National Games," he said.