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Premier hockey big opportunity for local players: Shakeel Abbasi

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Dhaka – Pakistani superstar Shakeel Abbasi who played for Abahani Ltd in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League on
Thursday said the tournament is a big opportunity for the local players to improve their skills.“Five foreign players are playing for every team. I think it’s a very good opportunity for Bangladesh hockey. Because local players are learning a lot from the international recruits,” he said.Shakeel Abbasi was talking to UNB after Abahani’s win over Dhaka Wanderers Club in their last league match at Maulana Bhasani Stadium.Abahani finished 3rd in the table collecting 36 points from 16 matches.The Pakistani national hockey player lamented that although they played good hockey in the tournament, they could not come out champion. “I think we’re unlucky. Because we have a good team and we played well in every match too. But unfortunately we could not win the league title.”He, however, said he is happy with the performance of the team.Shakeel said all the Pakistani players who played for different teams in the league gave their cent percent. “We came here to play and win. Everybody wants to win but it’s not possible for everybody to win. Sometimes a good team also loses.” (UNB)

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