Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was the chief guest at 2nd Pak-Oman hockey Test match
Pakistan Development Squad and Oman hockey teams played second Test match at National Hockey Stadium pitch-2 here on Wednesday. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was the chief guest on this occasion.
Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Asif Bajwa, Olympian Manzoor Junior and a large number of hockey fans were also present on this occasion.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation Asif Bajwa and Olympian Manzoor Junior witnessed the match and exchanged views regarding promotion of hockey on this occasion.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh was warmly received upon reaching at pitch-2 ground. He was introduced with all the players who also had photographs with him.
While talking to Secretary PHF Asif Bawja and Olympian Manzoor Junior, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said the arrival of Oman hockey team is a good sign for the resumption of international hockey in Pakistan. “We are quite hopeful that more foreign teams will visit Pakistan in near future”.
“The visit of the Oman team is a golden opportunity for our young players to improve their hockey techniques as they will be gaining international experience by playing a foreign team”.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said Pakistan has been deprived of international hockey activities for the past several years due to security situation and now when the security has improved a lot situation is suitable for the visit of the foreign teams.
Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh informed PHF Secretary that Sports Board Punjab has recently organised Under-16 hockey coaching camp at Sargodha. “We have found several talented young hockey players out of that camp. These players will be further groomed for important hockey events”.