During opening ceremony the Chief Guest is Kushal Shrivastava, the chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi. The guests of honour are V.V.S. Laxman and Shivlal Yadav outstanding members of the Hyderabad cricket fraternity.
On Saturday, addressing a press meet G.V. Krishna Rao, the chief commissioner and chairman of the organising committee said “There will be 16 sporting disciplines in which the sportspersons from the Central Revenue departments will contest”. He added “There will be one team from each participating zone in six team sports. The winning team of the respective zonal sports meet have qualified for the All-India meet.”
The competition will be directed in 16 disciplines athletics, contract bridge, chess, carrom, badminton, table tennis, body building, basketball, volleyball, football, hockey, tennis, kabaddi, swimming, cricket and billiards.
He added “This is a competition for teams from income-tax, customs, central excise and service tax departments of the Central government and over 900 players from these departments are going to participate in these games”.