Pak-Oman juniors hockey series to begin on Friday

Pak-Oman juniors hockey series to begin on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan youngsters will take on Oman’s juniors in their first encounter of the four-match Test series at National Hockey Stadium Lahore on Friday.

“The series between the two countries will also see return of International Hockey to the country after six years”, a spokesman of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) said on Thursday.

He said the Oman Hockey Federation had requested the PHF for a series with their juniors.

“We agreed to play the series against them prior to the Boys U18 Asia Cup. we are sure this series is going to provide much needed practice to our youngsters ahead of the important event,” he added.

Two of the four tests will be played at night under floodlights. A wonderful action packed outdoor entertainment awaits sports lovers in the city of Lahore and adjoining areas, he added.

The officials said that the federation was trying its best to provide all necessary facilities and practice to the youngsters as it believed they were the real asset of the country.

Following is the schedule of the fixtures:
1-September, 16 (starts 4.30 pm),
2- September, 17 (starts 8.00 pm),
3- September, 19 (starts 4.30 pm),
4- September, 20 (starts 8.00 pm).
The 4th Boys under 18 Asia Cup Hockey, to be held under the auspices of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will roll into action on September 24 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Seven teams, split in two pools will be vying for the continental cup crown in the youth meet.

Source: APP

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