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Hockey Champions Trophy 2018: Pakistan Team Leave for Netherlands

By Atiya Riffat Paistan hockey team containing 22-man squad on Sunday morning left for Netherlands to join in the last edition of Champions Trophy 2018. The team is driven by Rizwan Sr while Ammad Shakeel Butt will be his delegate. The PHF has picked 22 players for the trip to enable the team administration to […]

PSB to Build Hockey Stadium in Memory of Mansoor Ahmed

By Atiya Riffat Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has announced construction of a stadium after the name of Olympian Mansoor Ahmed, who passed away. The announcement was made in meeting of the executive board of PSB. Suggestion in this regard was put forward by Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation Shahbaz Ahmad Senior to build a stadium after […]

Khokar, Shahbaz Elected PHF President, Secretary

By Atiya Riffat   Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Shahbaz Ahmad were unanimously elected as president and secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), respectively on Tuesday for a term of four years. The PHF elections were held here, in which Khawar Anwar Khawaja, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Muhammad Saeed Khan and Chaudhary Ismail Gujjar were […]

Pakistan Hockey Decline

By Atiya Riffat It is very easy to start blaming the individuals running the hockey federation for Pakistan’s predicament but there are many reasons for the game’s decline,Pakistan hockey. It is not unusual to talk about it in the past tense now.World Cup winners, Olympics giants; the kings of hockey. The way things have turned […]

Pakistan Hockey Hero Mansoor Ahmed Passes Away

 KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed passed away due to heart-related complications. He was 49.The former hockey star was suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart. He was moved to ICU this morning after his health deteriorated. Ahmed was a sporting icon in […]

Pakistan team preparing for junior world cup in India

New Delhi: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Friday said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it awaited clearance from the government, Indian state run PTI reported. Shahbaz Ahmed, Secretary of the PHF, said an unnecessary controversy had been created […]

Four players added to national hockey camp

Lahore Aug 29(Online): President Pakistan Hockey Federation, Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar  has recommended four more players for the national camp already in progress at Johar Stadium, Lahore. Abdul Jabbar, M.Zubair, Sajid Ali and M.Adnan (goal keeper) were selected after their impressive performance for the Army team which won the recently held Inter Services Championships in Rawalpindi. […]

Rio-Hockey: India face tough Dutch test after Argentina win

Rio, August 10 (Online): Virtually assured of a quarterfinal spot after their morale-boosting win against Argentina, a buoyant India will face world number two side the Netherlands in a tough pool B clash in the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro today (Thursday). After a close 3-2 win over Ireland in their opening match, India […]

Ignominy as Pakistan hockey team didn’t qualify for Rio Olympics

  RIO DE JANEIRO / KARACHI: Without having training centers and certified trainers for this game, the Pakistani squash players, Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan won the World Open a record eight times and 6 times respectively. Having said that I want to take your thoughts to the particular event of 1992, when no one […]

Malaysia will host Asian Championship this year

ISLAMABAD, Jun 1 (APP): Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) President HRH, Prince Abdullah Ahmad Shah and Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) President Dato’ Sri Subahan Kamal Wednesday signed the hosting agreement of the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Kuantan, Pahang State, Malaysia, from October 20 to 30. The Men’s Asian Champions Trophy 2016 will be the third major international […]

Pakistan will go for title hat trick in Asian hockey championship

LAHORE, June 1 (APP)- Pakistan will defend the title and also aiming to go for title hat trick during the Asian hockey champions trophy being played in Kuantan, Malaysia from October 20 to 30. The green shirts will be facing a stiff challenge from five Asian hockey nations during the event. Pakistan is still an unbeaten force […]

Pak-India hockey series in Britain postponed due to visa issues

ISLAMABAD: A three-match hockey series between former stars of Pakistan and Indian hockey teams, that was scheduled to take place next week, is likely to be delayed as some former Pakistan Olympians and internationals could not get UK visa in time. According to a foreign news agency, the three matches were due to be played […]

Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2016: Pakistan vs India on Tuesday

Ipoh: In the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia, Pakistan will play against India, Australia will take on New Zealand while Canada will play against Malaysia on Tuesday. The match will start at 6:05pm (Local), 3:05pm (Pakistan Standard Time). Pakistan has so far played matches against Canada, New Zealand and Australia, […]

Pakistan beat Canada by 3-1 in Azlan Shah Cup

Ipoh: Pakistan has beaten Canada by 3-1 in inagural match of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Malaysia here on Wednesday. Three matches are scheduled for the first day of the tournament. Mohammad Qadir scored two goals in the first half of the match. Pakistan has won Azlan Shah Tournament thrice earlier, 1998, 2000 and 2003. […]