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PHF asks rebel players to explain

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has on Friday issued show cause noticed to some of the senior members of the national hockey team for teir participation in an illegal tournament in India. According to reports, Nimbus Communications Ltd engaged around seven Pakistani players for “World Hockey Series”, which was played in India. The FIH declared the event as unsanctioned. “Seven Pakistani players featured in the “World Hockey Series”, which was played in India. The FIH declared the event as unsanctioned so these players have violated the constitution of PHF and FIH,” a PHF release said. The Pakistani players have violated the Constitution of PHF and FIH and participated in the said event. The players Rehan Butt, Waseem Ahmed, Tariq Aziz, Zeeshan Ashraf, Adnan Maqsood, Shakeel Abbasi and Imran Warsi.
The PHF has issued Show Cause Notices to the above players and asked them to appear before the PHF Discipline Committee on 7th May 2012 in the PHF Office, National Hockey Stadium Lahore to explain their point of view. Pakistan’s dwindling fortunes in field hockey would suffer another serious blow if the players were banned. Pakistan, four times world and three times Olympic gold medal winners, have slumped in recent years, recording a worst-ever eighth position at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They finished 12th and last in the 2010 World Cup held in New Delhi but surprisingly won the Asian Games in China the same year to win an automatic berth in the London Olympics.

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  1. Michael Warner said:

    Akhtar Bahi, put some sense in the PHF and instruct them to take all the players back, so you as the head of the olympic preparation squad select the best out of it. Knowing you, first you will abuse them than make them fit and than select them on merit. This process of selection will give Pakistan most chances to win the olympics. Otherwise, they can be 8th or 6th or 3rd or last. INCONSISTENT. Akhtar bahi you are a legend of your time and played hockey with gallant approach. So, Pakistan has a better chance under you to win it all or do better. By the way Good Luck for Azlan Shah cup.

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