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.