The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is at risk of getting suspended by the game’s world governing physique (FIH) because it struggles to fulfil a dedication to ship its males’s nationwide staff for the FIH Nations Cup, a qualifying match for the Professional League.
On Saturday, many main former captains and Olympians together with Islahuddin Siddiqui, Samiullah, Asif Bajwa, Rana Mujahid, Rasheed ul Hasan, Manzoor junior, Hasan Sardar amongst others appealed to the federal government to launch funds to the PHF in order that it might ship its staff to Potchefstroom in South Africa.
The FIH Nations Cup is scheduled to begin from November 28 and the PHF has made it clear that if Pakistan is unable to ship its staff for no matter purpose, it faces a doable ban and a heavy monetary penalty from the world physique.
In 2019 the FIH had fined the PHF 170,000 euros for not sending its staff for the inaugural Professional Hockey League held in Argentina.
The cash-strapped PHF solely managed to pay the nice in installments.
A senior official within the PHF mentioned that Pakistan had not too long ago taken half within the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia after the federation managed to lift funds via donations and a few sponsorships as the federal government didn’t launch any cash.
“We’re in a really dangerous state of affairs as now we don’t have the funds to ship the staff to South Africa and if we will’t do this the FIH can’t solely droop us however may even impose a heavy nice,” he mentioned.
One other supply mentioned that Pakistan’s overseas coach, Dutchman Siegfried Aikman was additionally not proud of the state of affairs.
“He’s upset as these monetary points are hampering the event and progress of the staff which managed to win bronze medal within the Azlan Shah Cup.
The federal government and its sports activities wing, the Pakistan Sports activities Board have refused to launch funds to the PHF as they’ve appointed a truth discovering committee to carry contemporary elections.
The federal government additionally didn’t recognise the latest elections of PHF by which Brigadier (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokar was elected once more after almost 10 years in energy.
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Publish date: 2022-11-12 22:17:17
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