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.
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'.
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.
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