Pakistan to tour India for a bilateral hockey series after 7 years

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Pakistan hockey team would tour India after Indian government gave its approval on this regard, a Pakistan official told AFP on Monday.

This would be a first series between the two countries after seven years.

AFP said that PHF secretary Asif Bajwa had hailed the revival of the series as "a big step".

"It will help field hockey of both countries and will give fans of both countries a good opportunity to witness exciting hockey," he was quoted as saying.

Pakistan will cross the border next month and play matches in the cities of Ranchi, Lucknow, Delhi, Mohali and Jalandhar between April 5-15.

The Indian team will pay a return visit and play five matches in Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi and Sialkot from April 23, said Bajwa.