Air Force teams from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka along with 16 teams participated in the tournament
2nd Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh Memorial International Hockey Tournament was held at Astro Turf Hockey Ground, 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force, Chandigarh from 15th April to 25th April 2019.
Total 16 teams from elite Indian and Air Force teams from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also participated in this edition and making it truly an international event.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony. The final match was played on Thursday between Integrated Coach Factory, Chennai and South Central Railway, Hyderabad.
In a nail biting finish, SCR, Hyderabad was leading 2-1, when, ICF, Chennai came back into the match levelling the score with a scintillating goal scored by Deepak in the 60th minute. ICF, Chennai won the match defeating SCR, Hyderabad in the Penalty Shootout round by 7-6. Mohit and Sanjay scored 02 goals each while Shyam Kumar and Deepak scored 01 goal each for ICF, Chennai. For SCR, Hyderabad Sheshe Gowda, Raju Pal and Ayush Dwivedi scored 03, 02 and 01 goal respectively.
Deepak of ICF, Chennai had been adjudged the best player of the tournament. A total of 31 matches were played in the tournament wherein 202 Goals have been scored.
CAS awarded the coveted trophy to the winners. He also felicitated the runners-up team and the members of the organising committee. Colonel GS Gill, Former Indian international Hockey player, Harpal Singh, International hockey player, Group Captain RK Raksha (Retd), Former Services hockey player and Secretary Services Sports Control Board and Colonel Balbir Singh (Retd) who represented India in the 1966 Asian Games and 1968 Olympics were also felicitated today.