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National Bank of Pakistan clinch 3rd CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament title

National Bank of Pakistan clinch 3rd CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament title
September 28, 2021 --- Web Desk

KARACHI (92 News) – The closing ceremony of the 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff all Pakistan Hockey Tournament was held at Abdul Sattar Edhi International Hockey Stadium, Karachi.

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Staff,  graced the occasion as chief guest and gave away prizes to the winning and runner up teams.

Eight top national teams competed for the title which included WAPDA, MPCL, NBP, PN, PAF, ARMY, Punjab and PQA. Final match of the championship was played between WAPDA and NBP teams. After a tough competition, NBP won the match, whereas Wapda and Pakistan Navy secured second and third position, respectively.

NBP received a cash prize of Rs 1.7 million for winning the championship. Wapda and Pakistan Navy won Rs 1.3 million and 1 million for securing 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Dilbar of NBP team was declared as Man of the Tournament.  Muhammad Iqbal of Pakistan Navy team and Dilbar of NBP teams were declared best goalkeeper and best scorer of the tournament, respectively.

The seven days long championship, held from 21 to 28 September 2021, has become a quintessential tournament at the national circuit since 2016. Around 12 pool matches followed by 2 semi- finals and final matches were conducted through professional umpires of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). With a prize money of Rs 4.2 million, the event continues to be the highest prize money hockey tournament of the country. More than 128 enthusiastic players of the country participated in this prestigious event.

In closing remarks, the chief guest congratulated the winning teams and applauded efforts put in by the Patron PN Hockey, Commander Karachi, PHF and sponsors. He hoped that this tournament will certainly contribute to raise  public interest in the national game and will help in revival of hockey. Chief of the Naval Staff appreciated the role played by media in promotion of sports especially the wide coverage given to 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2021. Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi also urged the public and private departments/ organizations to come forward and help in revival of the national game.

The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from armed forces, civil notables  and ex-Olympians.