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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Tour of Pakistan, India, and Ceylon

The visit of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force team to India after the Second World War was the first by a New Zealand side to any country other than Australia. After the Rome Olympics there was a brief tour of Pakistan, India, and Ceylon to gain further international experience as well as to repay visits to New Zealand. The first-class surfaces and the stiff competition allowed the New Zealand team to excel itself. New Zealand won three games, lost two, and drew two.

by Mervyn Rowland Good, Hon. Secretary, New Zealand Hockey Association, Christchurch.