Shahnaz Sheikh will not be able to attend Asian Champions Trophy.
National team will cross the Wagah Border tomorrow to travel to India.
Pakistan’s first match is against Malaysia on August 3.
The head coach of the Pakistan hockey team, Shahnaz Sheikh, is expected to be absent from the Asian Champions Trophy in India because his visa has not been issued.
While all the players in the squad received their visas after the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) obtained a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Sheikh’s visa application was made only after his appointment last week. As a result, he won’t be able to join the team in India for the tournament.
Tomorrow, the national team will cross the Wagah Border to travel to the neighboring country. From Amritsar, they will embark on a road journey to reach Chennai. Chennai will be the venue for the Asian event taking place from August 3 to 12.
Pakistan’s first match is against Malaysia on August 3, and on August 9, they will face their arch-rivals, India.
Muhammad Umar Bhatta (c), Akmal Hussain, Abdullah Ishtiaq Khan, Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Sufyan Khan, Ehtsham Aslam, Osama Bashir, Aqeel Ahmed, Arshad Liaquat, Muhammad Imad, Abdul Hanan Shahid, Zakaria Hayat, Rana Abdul Waheed Ashraf (Vice Captain), Roman, Muhammad Murtaza Yaqoob, Muhammad Shahzaib Khan, Afraz, Abdul Rahman, while the standby includes Ali Raza, Muhammad Baqir, Muhammad Nadeem Khan, Abdul Wahab, Waqar Ali, Muhammad Arsalan and Abdul Qayyum.