FIH invites Malaysia to replace Pakistan in Junior Hockey World Cup

Decision follows considerable discussions with the Pakistan Hockey Federation


Our Correspondent November 28, 2016

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) invited the Malaysian junior men’s team to take part in the Junior Hockey World Cup, which will be held in Lucknow, India from 8 to 18 December.

The late invitation came after FIH had to officially withdraw Pakistan's invitation to the event.

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In a statement released by the hockey governing body, the FIH blamed the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for not 'not able to show that their team would be able to travel to Lucknow for the event which begins in only a few days’ time even after a number of correspondence and reminders'.

FIH further blamed the PHF for applying 'Visas after the official deadline'.

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The move comes after the secretary PHF informed IHF on Monday that they are yet to receive Indian visa for participation in the major tournament.

COMMENTS (3)

Nadeem kham | 4 years ago | Reply Can FIH and the Indians explain, how Malaysia got the required Visa's in three days, which Pakistan could not get in a month? The FIH is a Hypocritical Organisation just like the ICC, selling its soul to the Devil.Just because the Devil has money to throw Around, PHF should take the FIH to court.
mohammad azam bhatti | 4 years ago | Reply Pakistan Authorities are as slow as NS taking decision in the matters. And no other hockey playing country is protesting. Please take decision at your own and within the time frame of invitation of any sports. This is a clear indication that sports body is not independent to decide.
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