Services have set up a final date with Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) in the 1st Chhaju Ram Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at Ghumanhera Astroturf ground. The Services outfit rode on a splendid hat-trick from Jugraj Singh and a brace from Aakib Rahim to prevail over Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) 5-3 in the semifinal. For the MPHA lads, Sourav scored a brace while Shreyash scored once.
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) sailed past Punjab National Bank 3-1. The petroleum side were well served by former internationals – Affan Yousuf, Talwinder Singh and Roshan Minz who all found their names on the scoresheet. Gursimran scored the lone goal for Punjab National Bank.
Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy will now play Punjab National Bank in the 3rd place play-off tie. The five-day tournament is being organized by Matiala MLA Gulab Singh. The winners of the 1st Chhaju Ram Memorial Hockey Tournament will take home a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh while the runners-up team will receive a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh. The third-placed and fourth-placed teams will pocket cash prizes of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1.50 lakh respectively.