Pakistan hockey team named for Asian qualifiers for Youth Olympics

Pakistan hockey team named for Asian qualifiers for Youth Olympics
The Pakistan Hockey Federation on Tuesday announced a nine-member team along with four standbys for the Asian hockey qualifiers for Youth Olympics to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 25 to 29. The hockey event of the Youth Olympics is played in 5-a-side format. SQUAD: Awais...

World XI vs Pakistan XI : Glass half full or half empty?

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There can be plenty of ways to look at the World XI vs Pakistan XI Hall of Fame Tour that ended on Sunday, with Pakistan’s young boys playing out a 3-3 draw against the experienced stars of yesteryears in their second match of the series...

Pakistan XI, World XI set for Lahore showdown

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Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium is set to host the second of the two-match World XI vs Pakistan XI Hall of Fame hockey series, as the teams reached the city on Saturday. World XI, led by Holland's Roderick Weusthof, defeated a young Pakistan XI 5-1 in the...

Hope and joy as hockey returns to Pakistan with the World XI series

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It was a warm, winter day in 2004. Close to 50,000 people had gathered at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore as Pakistan and India lined up for the third-place playoff match in the Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament. The passionate crowd celebrated loudly as...

Pakistan ready to turn a new page in its sporting history with World XI

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Fourteen years is a long time for a nation to bring along a number of changes but for Pakistan sport, particularly hockey, time seemed to have stood still since 2004. The Last time an international tournament of repute was held in Pakistan —  was back in...

Pakistan’s players are gifted, says Ric Charlesworth

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He is among the most famed coaches in world hockey. Think of accolades and there isn’t anything that Ric Charlesworth of Australia hasn’t achieved in his decorated career. He was a member of the Australian hockey team having played 227 matches, and captained the team in the 1980 and...

World hockey stars set to descend in Pakistan

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A plethora of current and former hockey stars are set to arrive in Pakistan this week, as the country begins its effort to revive the sport in its backyard. A two-match hockey series — a brainchild of former cricketer and Pakistan Cricket Board marketing director...

“No guarantees of a quick revival,” Pakistan Head Coach Hassan Sardar

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Hockey legend and former Chief Selector Hassan Sardar, was on Thursday handed the dual role of head coach and manager of the national team for the upcoming two-match series against a World XI side, replacing Farhat Khan in the dugout. To his credit, Sardar has...

Former German captain and Olympic gold medallist, Christian Blunck, prime candidate for the post of Pakistan’s Head Coach.

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The Pakistan hockey team's head coach Farhat Khan on Tuesday stepped down after less than six months in the position following the team's debacles in the Asia Cup and the four-nation invitational event in Australia. Farhat was brought in as head coach in July after Pakistan fared...

World XI hockey team to arrive in Pakistan next month

World XI Hockey team will arrive in Pakistan on 10th of next month to play two-match series against Pakistan team. This was announced by Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation, Shahbaz Ahmad. He said that the first match will be played in Karachi on Tuesday while the...

“Like cricket, hockey needs to be made commercial,” Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah

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  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah's contribution to Pakistan Hockey cannot go unnoticed. Not only he is taking a keen interest in developing Hockey facilities in the country, he is also developing more stadiums as a part of his sports development plan. Murad Ali, in his last meeting with the Pakistan...

“We are having trouble in creating a good team combination,” Pakistan captain Muhammad Irfan

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It is nothing less than a horror show for Pakistan as they completed a hat-trick of defeats in the four-nation hockey tournament.Pakistan have so far conceded 15 goals in the three matches that they have played in the championship. Pakistan were earlier thrashed 1-9 by Australia...

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali approves Rs100m annual grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a Rs100 million recurring grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation to promote its activities in the province and vowed to reconstruct Hockey Stadium. This, he said while talking to the delegation of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) led...

PHF receives NOC for Pakistan Hockey League

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The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has received a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Interior Ministry to hold their first-ever Pakistan Hockey League (PHL), but is yet to receive the permission for World XI matches. The first-ever hockey league is scheduled to take place in April...

Pray for our victory,” Pakistan Team Captain Mohammad Irfan

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Pakistan and South Korea played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in their second match of the Super 4s stage in the Hero Hockey Asia Cup on Thursday. The draw for both the teams means that South Korea have 2 points from their 2 matches...

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