Oman U18 hockey to visit Pakistan from Sep 15


LAHORE, Sep 9 (APP)- International hockey returns to Pakistan as Oman U18 team will be visiting Pakistan from September 15 to play a four test match against Pakistan U18.

“It is good to see that a foreign team, no matter a junior string, is visiting Pakistan after a long gap and we welcome the resumption of international hockey to Pakistan,” said a
spokesman of Pakistan Hockey Federation while talking to APP here on Friday.

He said the four test series will be played at national hockey stadium and big gathering are expected to watch the game.

“PHF is taking every measure to ensure the return of international hockey to Pakistan and we are confident that the visit of the Oman junior team will pave the way for other
teams to visit Pakistan in due course of time,”he added.

He said two test matches will be played under lights while the remaining two will be day matches.

The first test will be played on September 16 at 4.30 pm, 2nd test on September 17 at 8 pm, 3rd test on September 19 at 4.30 pm and the 4th on September 20 at 8 pm.

“We are in process of finalizing the arrangements to hold the series in a befitting manner,” he added.

The two teams are in the final phase of preparation for the 4th Boys Under 18 Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh scheduled from September 24-30.