The game of hockey needs support and Visakhapatnam port would take steps in this direction and repairs to the Salagrampuram hockey field would be taken up, Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust M.T. Krishna Babu said while participating as chief guest of the valedictory of an invitation hockey tournament organised by the port hockey players, at Port stadium here on Tuesday.
Working president of District Hockey Association S.K.E. Appa Rao wanted the government to confer Bharat Ratna posthumously on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand since this would give a boost to the game. Vice-president of the association T.S.R. Prasad and Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Komali Krishna spoke. President of Hockey Vizag K.V. Krishna Kumar presided. Elamanchili won the trophy while Kakinada finished as runner-up. The organising committee felicitated port employees Patro and K. Ravichandran.