Sports: Hockey: Army bulldozes Balochistan in hockey tourney


Karachi: Army women recorded a huge 15-0 triumph against Balochistan women hockey team on the opening day of 28th Hockey Championship, which started here Wednesday at Hockey Club of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Punjab Colour overpowered Sindh Colour registering a 3-2 triumph. Punjab White thrashed Sindh White by 4-0 score.

WAPDA also recorded a huge win on the day when they thrashed Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa registering a formidable 20-1 victory.

Nisar Khoro, Senior Minister for Education was the chief guest during the opening ceremony of the tournament. Nisar Khoro on the occasion announced blue Austro-turf for HCP, jobs for best eight Sindh players and also vowed that his ministry would promote hockey in schools.

Meanwhile, Khushbakht Shujaat, President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Women Wing said that the federation must allocate a sizeable budget for the promotion of women hockey in the country.

Olympians Islahuddin, Iftikhar Syed and Samiullah were also present during the opening ceremony of the tournament.

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