Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Hockey
1-min read

Pakistan Team Preparing for Junior Hockey World Cup In India: PHF

Pakistan Hockey Federation has said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it waited clearance from the government.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 28, 2016, 1:12 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Pakistan Team Preparing for Junior Hockey World Cup In India: PHF
Pakistan Hockey Federation has said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it waited clearance from the government.
Loading...

Kuantan, Malaysia: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said the training of its team for the Junior World Cup in the Indian city of Lucknow is in full swing, even as it waited clearance from the government.

Shahbaz Ahmed, Secretary of the PHF, said an unnecessary controversy had been created in the media whether Pakistan would participate in the Junior World Cup, to be played December 8-18 in India.

"The team's preparations are in full swing and the tournament is more than six weeks away," Shahbaz told PTI during the fourth Asian Champions Trophy in the western Malaysian city of Kuantan.

"There are procedural issues and sanctions that are sought from the government every time a team goes abroad," said Shahbaz.

Also Read- Can't Confirm Pakistan's Participation at Jr. Hockey World Cup : Sports Minister

"We have applied to the government for the clearance and the tournament is more than month and half away. In the meanwhile, our team is preparing for the tournament and travel issues are being looked into," said Shahbaz, a former Pakistan captain and dazzling striker in his career that spanned over a decade and a half.

Shahbaz said the PHF had already communicated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) that it was committed to the participate in all international tournanents. Recent political tension between the two countries led to media reports that sporting relations between the two countries may be affected.

Bilateral sporting tours are already under a strain, but media reports said international tournaments could also be affected.

"All this talk is speculative and an unnecessary controversy is being created," said Shahbaz, adding that there was no problem about visas for the Pakistan junior team to visit India.

"Visas for Pakistan team are not a problem. The matter has been resolved," he said.

Pakistan have twice won the Junior World Cup, which started in 1979.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Pratik Sagar
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results