KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) announced an 18-member squad for the forthcoming Asian Games that are scheduled to run from September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea.
The national selection committee – headed by Islahuddin Siddiqui along with chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh, members Arshad Ali, Ayaz Mahmood, Khalid Bashir and Musaddiq Hussain – observed the trials and selected the final squad.
The line-up comprises goalkeepers Imran Butt and Amjad Ali, Muhammad Imran (captain), Muhammad Irfan and Aamir Shehzad, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Muhammad Tousiq, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mahmood, Muhammad Rizwan Jr and Syed Kashif Shah.
The forwards in the squad are Muhammad Waqas Sharif, M Umar Bhutta, Shafqat Rasool (vice-captain), Abdul Haseem Khan, Muhammad Dilber, Shakeel Abbasi and Muhammad Rizwan Senior.
Meanwhile, nine standby players were also selected.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2014.
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