WAPDA beat PIA to win 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament

Pakistan WAPDA beat Pakistan International Airlines (White) 5-4 in a thrilling final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament that was decided in the sudden death stage of penalty shoots at the Dring Stadium here on Tuesday.

WAPDA: Champions of 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament: Receiving trophy Chief Guest DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch

WAPDA: Champions of 10th Nishan-e-Haidar Hockey Tournament: Receiving trophy Chief Guest DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch

As expected the final was full of thrill and entertainment for the crowd. The full house enjoyed an exciting contest for the control of the ball under floodlights. It started at a high pace during which both teams launched a series of attacks against each other. The ball kept rolling between the two halves. Both contestants had skilled and experienced forwards in their ranks who demonstrated brilliant stick-work that electrified the spectators who cheered and applauded every move. However, both teams failed to score in the first two quarts. Continue reading →

NBP beat PIA 6-3 to win All Pakistan NBP Hockey Tournament

LAHORE: National Bank of Pakistan outclassed Pakistan International Airlines 6-3 in the final of All Pakistan NBP Hockey Tournament at the National Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.

National Bank of Pakistan outclassed Pakistan International Airlines 6-3 in the final of All Pakistan NBP Hockey Tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore on Saturday

National Bank of Pakistan: Champions of All Pakistan NBP Hockey Tournament 2014

PIA were expecting a nail-biting finish in the final but had to face humiliation they had never dreamt. They took lead by scoring a goal in the first quarter but lost their tempo afterward amid lack of combination among their forwards who failed to make any move. In the dying moments of the match Zubair of PIA missed a fair chance to score a goal. Continue reading →

PIA won the 9th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament

BAHAWALPUR: PIA won the final of 9th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament beating WAPDA 3-1 at the Mutiullah Astroturf Hockey Stadium. The flood light final was witnessed by a large crowd and Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee and Sports Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada was the chief guest.

PIA: the champions of 9th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament, Bahawalpur (Pakistan)

PIA: the champions of 9th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament, Bahawalpur (Pakistan)

Federal Minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada has vowed that the eral government was committed to combat terrorism through the medium of sports. He also vowed to lift the standard of national game and patronize the organization of local tournaments to promote the dying game of hockey. Continue reading →

National Bank of Pakistan won 60th NBP National Hockey Championship

LAHORE: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) defeated defending champion PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) 4-3 in a thrilling final, ended in the sudden death stage, to clinch the coveted Trophy of the 60th NBP National Hockey Championship at the Johor Hockey Stadium in Johor Town on Sunday.

The hotly contested final of Pakistan Nationals saw two top teams with the services of Olympians and international players fighting hard to outshine each other in the stipulated 70 minutes session. The result remained 2-2 at the end and the match went into the penalty shoot out which also ended in a draw and it had to be decided in sudden death, where bankers controlled their nerves better than the airmen as baker forward Ali Shan scored the winning goal. Continue reading →