Islamia College Peshawar’s hockey ground became the first hockey ground with artificial lights
Peshawar: The hockey ground of Islamia College, a historical and archeological seminary, has become the first hockey ground with artificial lights.
The hockey ground of Islamia College, a historical and archeological seminary of Peshawar, has become the first hockey ground of artificial lights, where astroturf was laid at a cost of Rs. 8 crore. Now the field will also be decorated at night. Where there are facilities for playing cricket, football, squash and hockey, the government has laid astroturf at a cost of Rs. 8 crore and also installed flood lights. Islamia College Hockey Ground has become the first hockey ground with artificial lights.
According to DG Sports Asfandyar Khattak, 107 projects are underway in 18 districts under the 1,000 Sports Facilities Project. International standard turfs are being laid in the province to promote the game of hockey. There were three turfs for hockey in the province yesterday. The provincial government has approved the laying of eight new turfs in the province. Under the project, two new turfs have been laid in Peshawar and Charsadda districts so far. Turf will be available for players in Swat in June. The process of laying turf in Nowshera and Abbottabad will be completed by December. Development work is also in progress to lay hockey turf in Bajaur tribal district by December.
Under the new turf laying project, international standard turf has also been laid at the historic Islamia College Ground. He said that special attention is being paid to the training of players to regain the lost ground in the game of hockey by playing turf locally. The best hockey players from each division will emerge.