Sports: Hockey: Junior U-21 National Hockey C’ship begins today

Karachi: The 32nd edition of Junior U-21 National Hockey Championship begins today Tuesday at Faisalabad Hockey Stadium, Faisalabad.

The Championship is of importance as the PHF would spot talent and also widen the base from where a strong and formidable side would be prepared and groomed keeping an eye on 10th Junior World Cup to be held in India from 6-15 December 2013.

The players born on and after 1st January 1992, duly registered with their District or Provincial Association will be eligible to participate.

The participants should carry their original CNIC & NADRA ‘B’ Form with them and would have to produce the same to the Age Credentials Check Committee on demand.

The PHF has appointed Age Credentials Check Committee, who will with the help Local NADRA staff verify and check the ages of the players and would apply ‘bone test’ or may resort to ‘facial scrutiny’ to disqualify the over-age players.

The concealment of age factor shall render the player and team manager involved, to debarment, which may be up to one year.

The championship is scheduled to conclude on 7th February.

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