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Qasim promises to revamp hockey structure

LAHORE – The Pakistan hockey team management will be given a free hand during tours and series so that they would be answerable for the team’s performance.
Talking to journalists here on Tuesday, PHF president Qasim Zia said that the selection committee will only be eligible for selection of the players during training camps.
He further said that he wanted to develop a solid domestic hockey structure so that future hockey officials don’t face any problem in the revamping of

PHF Academy face PAF in hockey decider

LAHORE – The final of the 3rd Tray Hockey Championship will be played between PHF Academy and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on January 23 at the Faisalabad Hockey Stadium. The final will start at 2pm.
In the semi-final, Pakistan Air Force beat Punjab while PHF Academy defeated Customs.
Results:
1st Semi Final: Pakistan Air Force beat
Punjab 3-2 (Full Time) 1-1 (Half Time)
Punjab: 26th Minute Rana Asad (FG) & 48th Minute Dilber (PC).
Pakistan Air Force: 18th

National Tray Hockey in full swing

LAHORE – The 3rd Tray Hockey Championship is in progress at the Faisalabad Hockey Stadium. To spot the talented probable players, the PHF has constituted a Committee comprising Rana Mujahid Ali, Khawaja Muhammad Junaid, Khalid Bashir & Ajmal Khan Lodhi. The Committee will observe the performance of the players during the Championship and forward its recommendations to PHF, soon after conclusion of the Championship.

Faisalabad Academy hockey trials conclude

LAHORE – The trials to select Faisalabad Academy hockey team for participation in the 3rd TRAY Hockey Championship concluded at the National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. The selection committee has finalised the following line up:
Goalkeepers: Asad Iqbal (Gojra), Akmal Naghar (Hyderabad).
Full-backs: Ali Hassan (Karachi-2) & Asim Abbasi (Karachi-1).
Halves: Ghazanfar Ali (Faisalabad), Zohaib Ashraf (Sialkot) & Usman Tanveer (Gojra).
Forwards: Faraz Zafar Dar

Hockey Players Association formed

LAHORE – Former Olympians have announced the formation of a Pakistan Hockey Players Association. Former Olympians Rana Mujahid, Shahbaz Junior, Danish Kaleem and Akhlaq Ahmed have put forward the plan to form the association. They said that the office-bearers of the association will be elected in the first week of March.
Rana Mujahid, secretary Punjab Hockey Association, said that the purpose of forming the body is to solve the problems faced by the players. He said that the

Women’s Hockey C’ship underway

LAHORE – The 26th National Women’s Hockey Championship is in progress at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium, Karachi. To spot talented female players, the PHF has constituted a Committee comprised of Mrs. Tanzeela
Aamir Cheema, Secretary PHF Women’s
Wing, Mr Iftikhar Syed and Mr Jan
Mohammad. The Committee will
observe the performance of players
during the Championship and forward
its recommendations to PHF, soon after
the conclusion of the

58th National Hockey Championship from 28th

LAHORE – The 58th National Hockey Championship will be played at Faisalabad Hockey Stadium from January 28 to February 13 2011.
The participating teams are – PIA, National Bank, Sui Southern Gas
Company, Habib Bank, WAPDA, Army, Navy, Port Qasim, Steel Mills & PTV.
Khalid Bashir will be the tournament director and Rana Mujahid Ali will be the organising secretary. Malik Muhammad Shafqat and Muhammad Farooq will be the assistant tournament directors. Other technical

PHF changes schedule of National Tray Hockey

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation has changed the schedule of the third National Tray Hockey Championship and announced the technical officials for the event.
The championship now will be played from January 15 to 27 at Faisalabad Hockey Stadium Faisalabad.
The three-member committee constituted by the PHF Congress has decided that players up to 30 years of age will eligible to take part in the championship except those attending the national training camp. In case

National Tray Hockey from January 20

LAHORE – The 3rd National Tray Hockey Championship will be played from January 20 to February 4 at Khushab Hockey Stadium Khushab.
According to an official of the PHF, in case of any change the venue will be Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium Islamabad.
The three-member committee constituted by the PHF Congress has decided that the players up to 30 years of age will be eligible to take part in the championship except those attending national training camp or national player.

Pakistan sets sights at 2014 Hockey World Cup

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation’s Executive Board and the Annual Congress approved Tuesday a budget of Rs 500 million with a deficit of Rs 300 million for the next year.
The house, which met here on Tuesday, also set 2014 World Cup as its realistic target with major preparations set for 2012 Olympics and the Champions Trophy.
Addressing a press conference here after the meetings chaired by PHF president Qasim Zia, secretary Asif Bajwa said that the deficit amount

Hockey gold a ray of hope for Pakistanis, says Mahmood

LAHORE: Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Provincial Mohtasib and Moulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust, has praised the planning and efforts behind Pakistan hockey team’s gold medal win in the Asian Games.
Khalid Mahmood specially visited the Pakistan Hockey Federation offices and congratulated PHF President Qasim Zia, Secretary Asif Bajwa and the team for their achievement.He said the win has come as a ray of light for the Pakistanis in dusky conditions.
Later he presented a bouquet to

Victorious hockey team honoured by Punjab CM

LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team, winner of Asian Games hockey event, was on Sunday awarded Rs10 million in a reception hosted by Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, at the CM House.
The Chief Minister presented cheques of Rs 500,000 each to all the members of the hockey team and also promised his full support to PHF President Qasim Zia in the team’s preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif termed the hockey players as the shining stars of the

Pakistan president leads hockey gold praise

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday celebrated their first Asian Games hockey gold in 20 years with the country’s president and prime minister hoping the victory ushers in a new era for the national sport. Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 in the final in Guangzhou, China to claim the gold that earned them an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics.
The victory capped a disappointing year, having finished at a miserable 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games — both

Pakistan bring back hockey gold after 20 years

GUANGZHOU: Fired-up national hockey team annexed the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal after 20 years with a convincing 2-0 win over Malaysia in the final on Thursday.
Veteran Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead with the team’s first penalty corner in the 26th minute, before striker Rehan Butt increased the margin three minutes after half-time.
It was Pakistan’s eighth Asia hockey gold, ending a drought that stretched back to Beijing in 1990, and handed them their first major

Pakistan win back hockey gold after 20 years

GUANGZHOU: Fired-up Pakistan annexed the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal after 20 years with a convincing 2-0 win over Malaysia in the final on Thursday. Veteran Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead with his team’s first penalty corner in the 26th minute, before striker Rehan Butt increased the margin three minutes after half-time.
It was Pakistan’s eighth Asiad hockey gold, ending a drought that stretched back to Beijing in 1990, and handed them their first major title since

Indian hockey coach quits after semi-final loss

GUANGZHOU: India’s national coach Harendra Singh resigned on Tuesday soon after his team crashed to a 4-3 defeat to Malaysia in the Asian Games men’s field hockey semi-final.
The loss, sparked by a golden goal from penalty corner ace Amin Rahim, meant India will have to go through the qualification rounds to book a berth for the 2012 London Olympics.
Only the winner of Thursday’s gold medal clash between Malaysia and Pakistan will be granted a direct entry to the Olympics.

Drag flickers hold key to hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Rivals are banking on their powerful penalty corner hitters to deliver when the Asian Games men’s field hockey semi-finals are played on Tuesday.
The strongly-built drag flickers, who take set-piece shots at the goal with lightening speed, have not disappointed so far in the 10-nation competition at the Aoti Hockey Centre.
Six of the top eight scorers in the preliminary league are penalty corner exponents with India’s Sandeep Singh leading the charge with 10

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