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Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan Team Spends Happy Moments At ‘Fan Village’


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03 December 2018

Bikash Das


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Bhubaneswar: It was a matter of pride and delight for people thronging the Kalinga Stadium as the Pakistan Hockey Team accompanied by their Coach and support Staff showed up at the ‘Fan Village’ today.

The Pakistanis said that they were highly impressed with the arrangements made by Hockey India and Odisha Government for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.

Pakistan and India share a special bond of love and warmth. People of these two countries love and understand Hockey, and applaud each move of the players, Hasan Sardar, Chief Coach, Pakistan Hockey Team said.

“Our team has got full support during all matches, except when India is our opponent," quipped Sardar.

He was in all praises for the stall of Odisha police at the Fan Village. Senior police officers shared fond memories of watching me score goals during the 1980s, when most of them were in their college, or just joined the police service.

About the fate of Hockey in Pakistan, he said that Pakistan's current Prime Minister being a sportsman himself, is committed to the development of the game in the country.

DGP Dr RP Sharma, who himself takes keen interest in sports, said that Sardar used to play centre forward and a dangerous player of Hockey during the 1980s when he was at his peak form. “We wished them the best and hope that India and Pakistan qualify for the Finals which would be the most awaited tie," Dr Sharma said.

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Hasan Sardar, Chief Coach, Pakistan Hockey Team

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Dr RP Sharma, DGP, Odisha