Commonwealth games: Pakistan hockey team participation on hold

Pakistan Hockey team suffers due to an ongoing tussle between two departments.

Web Desk August 13, 2013
Sohail Abbas at the Commonwealth games, Britain. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The Pakistan Hockey Team could face suspension in the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow due to an ongoing tussle between the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the government, Express News reported.

The Commonwealth Games has announced that the Pakistan Hockey team cannot take part in the games unless the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), headed by Lt General Arif Hassan, gives its approval.

Participation of Pakistan in international sports is being affected by the ongoing tussle between the Arif Hassan’s POA and the POA Interim Committee set up by the government, both of whom claim to be the authentic.

Previously, the Pakistan Olympic Association also recognised Arif Hassan’s POA to be authentic.


apoorva | 10 years ago | Reply

hockey must be issued fatwa in pakistan....:)

Z.Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

LOL! Another stigma on games. Is sanity has totally evaporated from the minds of these top notches?

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