The 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022, 2022, has reached the Semi-Final stage . The Railway Sports Promotion Board will face Punjab National Bank in the first Semi-Final .
New Delhi, India, December 9, 2022 : The 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022, New Delhi, has reached the Semi-Final stage, with the final four teams preparing to play in their respective Semi-Final matches at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Friday, December 9, 2022.According to a press release from Hockey India, Railway Sports Promotion Board will face Punjab National Bank in the first Semi-Final, while defending champions Petroleum Sports Promotion Board will face Services Sports Control Board in the second Semi-Final.The Railway Sports Promotion Board advanced to the Semis on Wednesday by defeating Comptroller & Auditor General of India 3-2 in a thrilling Quarter Final, and Head Coach Sunil Singh said that the teams only aim is to reach the Final.We have done well in the upcoming tournament, and it is confirmation of the hard work put into it by our players.Punjab National Bank, on the other hand, defeated Sports Authority Of India 4-1 in the Quarter Final to advance to the final four of the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022, New Delhi.Mathias Minz, the head of Punjab National Bank, was adamant about his team's chances of qualifying for the Final.There is no doubt that our Semi-Final match against the Railway Sports Promotion Board will be a tough affair, he said.We've carefully watched their games to see how they do well and what they do not do well on the field. We're in the early stages of the competition, so we'll have to be vigilant on the field tomorrow to avoid making any mistakes,” says Chief Coach Deepak Thakur, who said the team will only aim for excellence in their next match against Services Sports Control Board.We are the defending champions of the tournament and will aim to replicate ourselves in the Semi Finals against Services Sports Control Board.Thakur explained that our squad has some of the best players who have played for the Indian Mens Hockey team, and that we will strive to use their skills to win the next match and reach the final of the tournament.Services Sports Control Board defeated Punjab & Sind Bank 4-3 in the Quarterfinals to advance to the Semi Final of the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022, New Delhi. We are aware that Petroleum Sports Promotion Board is the defending champions and that they have many talented players with a lot of experience.Our team has made some excellent hockey in the tournament so far, and we will aim to replicate it in the upcoming season and make it to the Final.