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Abbas, Butt left out of Champions Trophy probables

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Pakistan finished seventh at the Olympics. - Photo by AFP

KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) announced a 27-member probable squad on Thursday for the 34th Champions Trophy which will be played in Melbourne, Australia from December 1-9, DawnNews reported.

Veterans Rehan Butt and Sohail Abbas were notable exclusions from the squad while Mohammad Imran, Wasim Ahmed and Imran Shah were included.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) included Pakistan in this year's edition of the Champions Trophy after the Greenshirts finished seventh at the London Olympics.

The training camp for the tournament will begin from October 31 in Johar Town hockey stadium.


Mohammad Salman Hussain, Waqas Liaqat Butt, Imran Junior, Ahmed Zubair, Usman Rafiq, Ali Hassan, Talal Khalid, Kashif Ali, Sibtain Naqvi, Abdul Haseem Khan, Mohammad Rizwan Junior, Ali Shan, Mohammad Ateeq, Mohammad Nawaz, Waseem Ahmed, Mohammad Tauseeq, Fareed Ahmed, Mohammad Waqas, Shafqat Rasool, Umar Bhutta, Imran Shah, Imran Butt, Irfan Senior, Kashif Shah, Mohammad Imran senior and Mohammad Rizwan senior.

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Zafar Ahmed
Oct 25, 2012 04:59pm
PHF is in total mess and its being run by Qasim Zia's friends , where as PHF should be run in a professional way and not by a PPP's guy.What results they have given since taking over since last over 4 years !
Oct 26, 2012 12:04am
Here we go again. In the last tournament he was capt and now vanished. In the next tournament, we will bring him back. Thats how PHF works.