The Pakistan junior hockey team, led by newly appointed skipper Ammad Butt, is ready to put on a good show at the Asia Cup, scheduled to begin on November 14 in Malaysia. The event also serves as the qualifying round for next year’s Junior Hockey World Cup.
Ammad was made captain in Dilber Hussain’s place, under whom the team fared poorly at Sultan of Johor Cup.
According to team member Mubashir Ali, the colts were optimistic about their chances in Malaysia. “Ammad led well during the training camp,” Mubashir Ali told The Express Tribune. “Dilber is an excellent player, but Ammad is leading the team better.”
Meanwhile, vice-captain Dilber said it had been difficult leading a new and young team, but believed Ammad’s bond with the youngsters would help the new captain on the upcoming assignment.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2015.
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