Aqib Javed (L) and Sameen Rana (R) play hockey before their contest against Quetta Gladiators in PSL 8 - Twitter/Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars have continued to promote national game hockey in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8. 

After taking the whole squad to hockey trials at Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) ground, the management of Qalandars has brought hockey during PSL 8 matches. 

Qalandars head coach Aqib Javed, owner Sameen Rana and other players were seen playing hockey before their match against Quetta Gladiators today. 

During their practice session too, Qalandars' players and coaches were seen playing hockey. 

Eager to play their role in the revival of hockey in Pakistan, Afridi-led Qalandars reached KHA ground to witness open trials of hockey on Friday.

Qalandars, hoping to boost the national game, took the initiative to hold open trials in Karachi and Lahore.

Shaheen and company reached KHA to watch the trials, where hundreds of kids appeared. The complete squad of Qalandars took a round of KHA and also met some of the players who took part in the trials. Meanwhile, fans took selfies with their favourite cricket heroes.

Speaking to the media on this occasion, Qalandars' owner Atif Rana said he was overwhelmed by the response of youngsters at the trials.

"We got a response beyond our expectations," shared Atif. 

After the trials, Qalandars will host a hockey series between the teams of Karachi and Lahore. Afridi will be the ambassador of Karachi whereas Haris will be in the camp of Lahore.