Rakshak Women Hockey Championship starts today

Jalandhar, Feb 1 (UNI) Punjab Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia today inaugurated the 55th Rakshak Senior Women Hockey National Championship here at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium.

Three matches were played today. The first match was played between Poll-B teams of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, which was won by Jharkhand by 4-0.

The second match was played between Pool-D teams of Orissa and Gwalior. It was won by Gwalior by 5-1.

In the third and last match today, which was again played between Pool-B team of Punjab and Chattisgarh, Punjab thrashed their opponents 12-0. Jersey No 9 Deepika of Punjab sounded the board five times.

Tomorrow, three matches will be played in which Haryana will face Gwalior, UP will play against Punjab while Jharkhand will face Chattisgarh.


Story first published: Friday, February 1, 2008, 19:41 [IST]
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