From Zeeshan Mirza
KARACHI: Eager to play their role in the revival of hockey in Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi-led Lahore Qalandars reached Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) ground on Friday.
Qalandars, hoping to boost the national game, took the initiative to hold open trials in Karachi and Lahore. Shaheen and company reached KHA to watch the trials, where hundreds of kids appeared at 10am on Friday.
The complete squad of Qalandars took a round of KHA and also met some of the players who took part in the trials. Meanwhile, fans took selfies with their favourite cricket heroes.
Speaking to the media on this occasion, Qalandars’ owner Atif Rana said he was overwhelmed by the response of youngsters at the trials.
“We got a response beyond our expectations,” shared Atif. “After watching massive turnout for trials, we have increased the number of days. Trials will be continued for the next couple of days,” he added.