PTCL Hockey Cup 2018 trophy was unveiled today in a ceremony attended by national and international hockey stars who gathered to kick-start the five-day festivities. In this connection the All-Star World XI team will play two exhibition hockey matches against Pakistan’s national hockey team.
President PHF, Brig (r) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar said, “PHF appreciates the contribution of our Sponsors for revival of Hockey in Pakistan. We are working hard to promote the interests of Pakistan Hockey, both in the country and abroad.” He further added, “We look forward to more support from other leading companies so that, together, we succeed in bringing back the glory days of our national game.”
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will also be honoring ten Pakistani and international hockey legends for their services to the world of hockey. Five Pakistani and five international hockey superstars will be presented with gold medals and inducted into Pakistan’s first ever Hockey Hall of Fame. The Pakistan Hall of Fame will include Shahnaz Sheikh, Akthar Rasool, Samiullah, Hasan Sardar and Shahbaz Sr., while the International Hall of Fame will comprise Paul Litjens (Netherlands), Floris Jan Bovelander (Netherlands), Christain Blunck (Germany), Juan Escarre (Spain) and Don Prior (Australia).