Poland to play hockey series in Pakistan


Poland have agreed to visit Pakistan in the last week of April next year to play three-Test series, according to media reports.

The matches will be played in Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi, they said, and added that the world 21st in the FIH rankings will be the first senior team to visit Pakistan in the last 15 years.

Reports quoting the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials said Poland’s visit will help attract other teams to play in the country. Recently, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Afghanistan are playing the FIH-backed Hockey Series Open in Lahore.

Earlier, Pakistan also hosted a World XI side.

Federation officials believe Pakistan’s environment has become conducive for conducting sporting activities.