Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Schedule announced for Hockey World XI tour to Pakistan

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January, according to the schedule announced on Wednesday.

The World XI side will land in Karachi during the 10th of next month. International hockey players from Argentina, Holland, Australia, Spain and Belgium will take part in the contest.

The first match between Pakistan and Hockey World XI will be played in the evening of January 12 at 7pm. The teams will then head to Lahore where they will face off in the second game in Lahore.

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Senior told that a positive message will be sent all over the world with the arrival of World XI in the country.

“The foreign team which is a blend of world’s known hockey players will be arriving Karachi and will play its first match at Abdul Sattar Edhi stadium on January 12 “, said Secretary, PHF, Shahbaz Ahmad while talking to APP here on Wednesday.

He said the team will fly to Lahore on January 13 and will play its second match of the tour on January 14.

“We will be arranging grand functions at both ,Karachi and Lahore “,he said adding ” Karachi’s match will be played under light and the match at Lahore will be a day affair “.

PHF Secretary a special function of nomination of world’s former top notch players for the ‘Hall of Fame ‘ will be held on January 12 at Karachi and a number of foreign and home players will be honoured with their induction in the Hall of Fame.

“The prime objective of induction of players in hall of fame is to develop a new culture to give recognition to those foreign and home players who excelled in the game at highest level and we are confident that it will be big step forward to motivate the youth to take up hockey sports and to revive the game in Pakistan “,said Shahbaz, a former Pakistan hockey captain and most celebrated forward of all times.–Agencies


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