2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial Hockey Int’l Tournament kicks off at Chandigarh
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial International Hockey Tournament is being organised by Air Force Sports Control Board at Astro Turf Hockey Ground, 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Chandigarh from 16 April to 25 April 2019. The conduct of this Hockey Tournament is a befitting tribute to the legend and way to express our gratitude towards his contribution to the nation.
The Opening Ceremony was held on 16 April 2019 at Astro Turf Hockey Ground, 3 BRD AF Chandigarh. Air Marshal RKS Shera AVSM VSM,Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command as the Chief Guest and declared the tournament open.
First match was played between Indian Air Force and Sri Lankan Air Force. IAF won the match 3 -1. Leading Aircraftsman Damanjit Singh scored 03 goals for Indian Air Force and Lahlru Weerasoorlya scored the solitary goal for Sri Lankan Air Force. Second match was played between Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). ICF Chennai won the match 6-2.
Sixteen teams will vie for the top honor in the second edition of the Marshal Arjan Singh International Hockey Tournament, started at the 3BRD hockey grounds here.
The teams — Indian Air Force, Sri Lankan Air Force, CISF, Integral Coach Factory (Chennai), SC Railway, Bangladesh Air Force, Hockey Patiala, Hockey Chandigarh, Punjab Police, Indian Army, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Sector 26), SMS Academy Karampur (Uttar Pradesh), Punjab & Sind Bank, Indian Navy, Vivek Academy (Varanasi) and Sports College (Lucknow) — have been divided into four pools.