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 →

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 →