Political, Sports|December 5, 2017 6:33 am

Hockey World XI to Take Place in Pakistan Next Year


Pakistan Hockey Federation sent an invitation to the World XI team, which is likely to arrive on January 10. While speaking at a press conference, PHF President Retired Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar remarked that the army of Pakistan has assured to provide all necessary security facilities for the forthcoming tour. He also remarked that not only the Pakistan Army but they will also get the required support from the interior minister and provincial governments. The cooperation from these organizations aims to organize the event successfully.
The latest announcement from Khokhar also revealed that the forthcoming matches with World XI are likely to be held across the regions of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. He also claimed that Sindh government has owed a sum of 100 million rupees from annual sports budget for the sake of the PHF. Moreover, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has expressed his will to pay for two league franchises during the same. He had expressed his dissatisfaction over the performance of the national team and stated, it sounds easy to say but none of them could compromise when it comes to their respect and integrity.
He also added that they were working with good intentions and the performance of the national team is indeed a matter of concern. Later, the PHF president remarked that they were working together on a war that aims to develop the state of hockey across the nation. Meanwhile, the federation has already changed six locations for the forthcoming AstroTurf. Presently, the establishment of hockey academies is under consideration and a coach is also being hired for required training and rapid improvement of the players.

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