JALANDHAR : Aamna Meer of Lahore will lead the Punjab-XI (Pakistan) women hockey team in the ongoing 30th IndianOil Surjit Hockey Tournament at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park here.
According to Organizing Secretary Iqbal Singh Sandhu , Mohammad Usman, Olympian, former captain of Pakistan hockey team and chief coach of the Pakistan women hockey team will accompany the team as chef-de-mission where as Khadija Usman will be the Dy. chef-de-mission of the contingent. The other members and officials of the Pakintan team will be Syeda Yasmin, Ishrat Abbas, Zakia Nawaz, Aamna Meer, Asma Ashraf, Aqsa Ashraf. Aqsa Mumtaaz, Hina Kanwal (Vice Captain), Mayira Sabir, Ambreen Arshad, Nafeesa Anwar, Ayesha Bashir, Afshan Naureen, Iqbal Javed Iqbal, Mariam Mansha (all Players), Sonia, Khan (Coach of the team) Muhammad Parvaiz (Assistt. Coach) and Shaman Rashid Bhut (Manager) .
The Pakistani women team will arrive at Wahga Border (Attari) by road on October 13. The team will play a three-match Test series with Punjab-XI (India) on October 14, 15 and 17. It is the first time that any Pakistan’s Punjab women hockey team is participating since partition, Mr. Sandhu added.