ISLAMABAD, July 6 (APP): Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium at Rawalpindi is all set to get an astro-turf to be laid there this

month.

Talking to APP, Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh said a Holland based company `GreenFields Sports Turf Systems’ would be laying the astro-turf in the Stadium amounting to Rs 50 million.

“The officials of GreenFields Sports Turf Systems are here to lay the astro-turf and hopefully in a ten days time till July 14 the astro-turf would finally be laid,” he said and added the whole stadium project is worth of Rs 140 million. 

“A national tournament would also be held in the stadium once the astro-turf is laid,” he said and added this stadium is a gift to

the people of Rawalpindi.

He said an academy is also in the plan to be established at the Hockey Stadium. “We would ask the Punjab Sports Board (PSB) for

their support in this regard,” he said.

Shahnaz thanked Punjab government and PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi for their utmost efforts to encourage and promote the game of hockey in Rawalpindi.