Officials meeting players ahead of the in Inter-Region Hockey Championship match in Peshawar. – Photo by Fozia Zeb

PESHAWAR, 25 November: Mardan have defeated Dera Ismail Khan 5-0 in the opening match of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Hockey Championship.

The match was played at Lala Ayub hockey ground in Peshawar on Thursday. Another match of the championship between Nawi Killi Swat and Dera Red ended in 2-2 draw.

Two teams from every region are participating in the championship organised by Pakistan Hockey Association. The teams have been divided into four pools.

The top-three teams of the event will qualify for the All Pakistan Hockey Championship.