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National Hockey to resume in Pakistan from August

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Jul, 2020. 01:58 pm
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National Hockey in Pakistan

Pakistan’s national sport hockey will resume its professional activities from August, reports said.

“We are trying to start Hockey5s League by the end of August so that doors of our domestic hockey are opened,” the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa said in a video message.

“We are also planning to hold the first round of national tray championship in September-October. Afterwards, we’ll hold (another) national championship.”

Bajwa went on to say that Hockey5s tournament is important for the future of Pakistan hockey. “If we want to revive the national game, then we’ll have to focus on this format in school and youth hockey as it can play a major role in achieving that target.”

The PHF secretary went on to say that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) plans to stage a Hockey5s World Cup in 2023 but added that it may defer due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Bajwa claimed that international hockey may return with the FIH Pro League between Germany and Belgium in September. “We’ve also received letters from FIH and Asian Hockey Federation. They also want us to restart our activities.”

Earlier, The International Hockey Federation (FIH) had issued guidelines to its members to commence sports activities with safety precautions.

FIH posted the guidelines on its website and lined according to WHO which has to be followed by management, players and coaching staff.

There are some guidelines for organizers of international events and it also includes a risk management chart for all hockey federations to have implement on.

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