Pakistan vs China Hockey Series 2011 in Pakistan

Pakistan vs China Hockey Series 2011 in Pakistan: Pakistan Hockey team will Welcome China Hockey matches series 2011 in Pakistan there is great entertainment for both hockey fans.Pakistan to host China for hockey 4 match series, Pakistan will welcome the Chinese hockey team for a four-match series this month, keen to encourage international sport in the country, an official said Monday.

Hockey Federation official Announced Pakistan and China Hockey Series 2011 schedule and fixture their match dates.China to play hockey series in Pakistan.Pakistan will welcome the Chinese hockey team for a four-match series this month, keen to encourage international sport back to the terror-hit country, an official said Monday.Foreign teams have avoided Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009, killing eight people and wounding seven visiting players and their assistant coach.

For years before that, Western teams were reluctant to tour Pakistan, worried about security after the 9/11 attacks and the 2001 US-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan.Pakistan, where attacks blamed on Islamist militants have killed more than 4,700 people since 2007, last hosted top hockey in the 2004 Champions Trophy.

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) said the Chinese tour was significant.”It will help in resuming international hockey ties on Pakistani soil and we eagerly look forward to it,” said secretary Asif Bajwa.The PHF said it had requested water-tight security.Pakistan vs China Hockey Series 2011 in Pakistan

China will play their opening match in Karachi on December 21, with further matches in Karachi on December 22, Faisalabad on December 24 and Lahore on December 25.

“Our major focus is to bring international hockey back to Pakistan and we are thankful to the Chinese Hockey Federation for supporting our cause, and this will be on a reciprocal basis as we will tour them next year,” said Bajwa.

Field hockey is Pakistan’s national sport.It has three Olympic titles and four world titles, but apart from the Asian title in 2010, Pakistan has fared badly in recent years.

They finished eighth, their worst-ever, in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and 12th and last in the World Cup held in India last year.Pakistan also finished a poor seventh in the eight-team Champions Trophy, which finished in New Zealand on Sunday.International hockey will return to Pakistan after a considerable time when the troubled country hosts a four-match Test series against China.

The Pakistan Hockey Federation will host the Chinese men`s hockey team from December 19 to 25 for a four-match Test series with the Chinese making it clear that the PHF should avoid too much traveling for their players.PHF secretary Asif Bajwa said the Chinese will reach Karachi on December 19 and play two back-to-back matches in the city on December 21 and 22 before they move to Faisalabad for the third Test on December 24 and the fourth Test in Lahore the next day.

It has three Olympic titles and four world titles, but apart from the Asian title in 2010, Pakistan has fared badly in recent years.They finished eighth, their worst-ever, in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and 12th and last in the World Cup held in India last year.Pakistan also finished a poor seventh in the eight-team Champions Trophy, which finished in New Zealand on Sunday.

“Our major focus is to bring international hockey back to Pakistan and we are thankful to the Chinese Hockey Federation for supporting our cause, and this will be on a reciprocal basis as we will tour them next year,” said Bajwa.

Pakistan vs China Hockey Series 2011 Schedule Fixture and Matches Dates, 4 Match Series:

China will face live hockey matches with Pakistan in 4 matches series 2011 from 21 December to 25 December 2011. these hockey match play in Karachi, Faisalabad and Lahore. all detail of 4 match series mention below.

Pakistan vs China 1st Hockey Match 21 December 2011 at Karachi.

Pakistan vs China 2nd Hockey Match 22 December 2011 at Karachi.

Pakistan vs China 3rd Hockey Match 24 December 2011 at Faisalabad.

Pakistan vs China 4th Hockey Match 25 December 2011 at Lahore.

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