The four member Kashmir-based team would be taking part in the World SnowShoe Championship-2019 scheduled to be held in Val Di Non, Trentino, Italy from January 4 to 6, 2019. The team would be travelling to Italy from New Delhi on January 1 to join athletes from more than 30 countries in Val Di Non for the annual event.
Lead by sports promoter Arif Laigroo who has been appointed as team manager by SnowShoe Federation of India, the team includes Gulzar Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq Bashir and Abid Hussain.
"I am thankful to SnowShoe Federation of India for giving me chance to serve the sport of SnowShoe and also Italian Embassy in New Delhi for granting team visa," Laigroo said.
"Recently, Federation conducted SnowShoe event in Gulmarg and I saw how much potential Kashmir has got in this sport. It is way easier than traditional sport of skiing and other related sports. We don't need to build a high-end infrastructure for hosting its international events and just need SnowShoe equipment and invite the athletes to Kashmir. In Italy I will try my best to promote Kashmir and invite athletes to our beautiful land," he added.