Hockey players felicitated

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Top hockey players including members of the junior World Cup winning team and the Rio Olympics were today felicitated by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during an exhibition match here.

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The exhibition match was played between Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) and Rest of India, a press release said.

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Pradhan also felicitated sportspersons of Odisha from other sporting disciplines, it said.

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The fast paced hockey match witnessed close competition between the two teams but in the end Rest of India prevailed over PSPB by 4-1.

The coaches of both the teams were also felicitated on the occasion.

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The players are currently practicing at the preparation camp in Bengaluru for Azlan Shah Tournament which will be held in Malaysia.

(With inputs from PTI)

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