Chief of the Naval Staff Hockey Tournament 2021 kicks off in Karachi.

Karachi -- The 3rd Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2021 was kicked off in Karachi on Tuesday.

The inauguration ceremony was held at Abdul Sattar Edhi International Hockey Stadium Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail appreciated Pakistan Navy's role in promoting sports and healthy activities in the country.

He commended the efforts made by Pakistan Navy in revival of national sport. He also lauded the efforts put in by all stake holders to make the event successful.

1st edition of the Championship was introduced back in 2016. 2nd edition of the tournament was held at Lahore in 2018. Ever since, it has become a regular and major event on national hockey circuit. Biennial conduct of the tournament is also a manifestation of PN's commitment towards promotion of national sport.

Top eight teams of the country including Armed Forces teams are participating in the event. The eight sides are divided into two pools and tournament will commence with pool matches followed by semi finals and final.

Qualified technical officials of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)/Sindh Hockey Association (SHA) will conduct the matches. Prize money of the tournament is PKR 4.2...

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