Hockey tournament in Balochistan after 17 years

Hockey teams from across the country participating in the tournament

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Hockey tournament in Balochistan after 17 years

Manan Mandokhail :

After 17 years, for the first time, a hockey tournament organized in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan inaugurated the All Pakistan CM Balochistan Gold Tournament at Ayub Stadium hockey ground.

A large number of spectators and hockey fans turned out to witness the first hockey match. The first match played between Azad Jammu Kashmir and Balochistan. Jam Kamal witnessed the match along with other cabinet members and a large number of officials.

Balochistan won the match against AJK

Balochistan won the match by 3-0 against Azad Jammu Kashmir hockey team. The spectators took a keen interest in the match on the occasion.

“Government committed to promote sports activities in Balochistan”, Jam Kamal said. He said 60 percent population of Pakistan comprises young people. “This age needs sports activities”, he mentioned. “We are so fortunate having such a young population in the country”, Jam Kamal said.

The hockey tournament would continue for eight days in Quetta. The Balochistan Sports department has organized the event in connection with the Pakistan Day celebrations. Geo Sports would give live coverage to the mega sports activity in Quetta.

“We have decided to organize such events to encourage local sportsmen” Imran Gichki 

“We have decided to organize such events to encourage local sportsmen”, Imran Gichki, the Secretary Sports Department said. He said the government would provide all facilities to sportsmen coming from various parts of the country.

The CM Balochistan announced that Rs. 1.5 million would be given to the winning team and Rs. 1 million to the running team during the tournament. He said Rs. 5 lakh would be given to the team coming on the third position.

Hockey tournament in Balochistan after 17 years

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