PHF allows 14 players to participate in Indian Hockey League

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The Pakistan Hockey Federation has approved the participation of fourteen players in the Hockey India League to be launched next year in January.
“We will sending as many as 14 players and 4 coaches to be a part of the league to be introduced by the Hockey India in which players from all the hockey playing nations will participate,” said, Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation, Mohammad Asif Bajwa while talking to the newsmen here on Monday.
He said the league will help in promoting hockey in the world besides serving as an ideal sitter for the Pakistani players to improve the level of their game.
He said the names of the four coaches to participate in the league will be decided in due course of time and the best coaches will be sent to India based on their experience.
To a question, Bajwa said in those players who were a part of an illegal league organized by Indian Hockey Federation earlier this year will not be a part of the Hockey India League as the organisers have not included them in the event.
“It is a good opportunity for our players, specially the young to show case their talent and to progress ahead in the game,” he said adding “ PHF fully supports this league and will be there to extend any help to the Hockey India for achieving a collective cause of revival of hockey in the region.”
He said PHF is also considering organizing such an international hockey league and all depends on security situation in the country in near future. “ We are confident that that by next year security situation will be quite better and foreign teams and players will be at ease to visit Pakistan after which we will be announcing our league,” he asserted.
Bajwa said PHF is endeavouring for the resumption of international hockey in Pakistan and it is striving to organize international meets in coming months. “Next two to three months are very important for hockey in Pakistan as we will be organizing a multi nation hockey tournament which will be a part of Punjab international sports festival besides organizing Asia Cup indoor hockey tournament in November,” he said.
Following will take part,
(Goalkeepers) Imran Shah. Imran Butt
(Defenders) Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Abbas, Mohammad Imran and Syed Kashif Shah.
(Mid fielders) Mohammad Rizwan,Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mehmood and Muhamad Tousiq.
(Forwards) Mohammad Rizwan, Shafqat Rasool, Waqas Muhammad and Ali Shan.

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