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2nd CNS Cup Hockey- Commodore Naimatullah (centre) addressing Press Conference

The Second Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament, featuring eight of the top departmental sides of the country, will be held at the National Hockey Stadium Lahore from October 1-7.
The competing teams are WAPDA, National Bank of Pakistan, Sui Southern Gas Company, Sui Northern Gas Pipe Lines Ltd., Police, Port Qasim Authority, PAF & Pakistan Navy.
The eight sides are divided into two pools. On the first four days, the pool matches will take place.     After a rest day on Friday, the two semifinals will be played on Saturday with the final scheduled on Sunday, October 7.
Giving the details in a press conference at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore, Commodore Naimatullah, Station Commander Navy Lahore, thanked the Pakistan Hockey Federation and Sports Board Punjab for their cooperation.
“Sports are very dear to Pakistan Navy. Presently, Pakistan’s national teams in hockey and cricket both have representation from the Navy.  Rashid Mahmood is a regular in the national hockey team since 2010 while Fakhar Zaman is a part of the cricket squad. Hockey is our national game but unfortunately Pakistan hockey is on the decline for quite some time.    In this regard, Navy is trying to make its own little contribution for the revival. The first CNS Hockey Tournament was held at Karachi in 2016. Now, we are privileged to have the second edition at world’s biggest hockey stadium. The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is a sports lover and he wishes the best to all the participating teams. ”
Tournament carries handsome prize money: Rs Five Lacs for the winners, Rs Three Lacs for the runners up and Rs Two Lacs for the third Position.
There are also individual prizes: Rs 50,000 for the Player of the Tournament while the Top Scorer and the Best Goal Keeper will get Rs 25,000 each. For all this, Commodore Naimatullah expressed gratitude to the sponsors who have supported Pakistan Navy for this tournament. These include PSO, HBL, Vivo Juice, KPT, National Bank of Pakistan, Netsol, Bahria University, Bahria Foundation, Berger Paints, Shezan Bakers, and Adam’s.
He also thanked the media for turning up in a good number for the press conference and hoped that the tournament will get good coverage from both the print and electronic media.