Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan on Thursday announced the laying of a new blue astro-turf at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium here as the latest development in international hockey.
He made the announcement after meeting Pakistan and Chinese hockey teams at the conclusion of second hockey test at HCP.
“Sindh Government will be providing funding for the new turf at HCP replacing the current green turf which was laid here in 2004,” he told reporters.
He said Pakistan and China are old friends and visit of the Chinese team to this country will further strengthen the friendship and brotherly ties.
He said playing of Chinese team in Pakistan will bolster the sports and help in the revival of international sporting activities here.
Sindh Governor said it was heartening to see sports and hockey activities in Pakistan.
He complimented Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) in their effort to promote hockey and develop the infrastructure.
Both PHF Chief Qasim Zia and Secretary Asif Bajwa looked delighted over the announcement of laying of a new blue astro-turf at HCP.
Sindh Sports Minister Dr. Muhammad Ali also hailed the announcement from the Governor for a new blue turf in the stadium.
“The laying of new turf will boost the game of hockey and increase activities,” Dr. Shah said.
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