A 20-member Pakistan Army Hockey Team, which is currently in Sri Lanka, visited the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo on Wednesday.
The Pakistan Army Hockey team, as part of the ongoing Army-to- Army Sports exchange programme reached in Sri Lanka on December 4 to participate in four friendly matches with their counterparts in the Sri Lankan Army, a press release issued here on Wednesday said.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain, while talking to the team members, said Pakistan and Sri Lanka are bonded together in a wide range of relations one of which is sports activities and have been supporting each other’s teams in various sporting events. Hockey is the national game of Pakistan and Pakistan Hockey team held almost every major title, he added.
He appreciated the Pakistani Army Hockey team for their good performance.
He emphasized the need that such regular visits would not only help groom young players but also strengthen relations between the two countries.
On the occasion, the Manager of Pakistan Army Hockey Team, Lt. Col. Sadaf Akram apprised the High Commissioner about warm welcome and hospitality extended by the Sri Lankan Army to Pakistani Army Hockey team which was highly appreciated by the High Commissioner.
Pakistan Army Hockey team won the first match against Sri Lankan Army team which was played on Tuesday at Colombo Astro Turf ground.—APP