Mumbai, Sept. 8 -- The Pakistan Swimming Federation (PSF) has decided not to send its team for the AASF 10th Asian Age-Group Aquatics Championships to be held in Bengaluru from September 23 despite initially confirming their participation in the event well in time.

The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) had even extended the deadline for submitting entries by name for the 15 swimmers - 10 boys, 5 girls - PSF had planned to send.

The SFI had even made efforts to persuade them to send their participants, but to no avail. They did not get any entries from Pakistan even as the extended deadline of August 30 lapsed.

PSF president Maj Majid Waseem said they did initially plan to send the team and had even approached their government for permis...