ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan junior hockey team will be put through a training camp here at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium from April 27 to prepare for their tentative tour to Poland in July..
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has called up 41 players to report april 27 at the Allama Iqbal Hostel of the Pakistan Sports Board in Islamabad. The main emphasis during the camp will be on physical conditioning for tours abroad in near future for which negotiations are going on.
Secretary PHF Shahbaz Senior told Dawn special effort is being made to groom juniors players.
He said Olympians Kamran Ashraf and Qamar Ibrahim will supervise the training camp and the selected team will be sent to Poland to participate in a four-nation championship.
He added the PHF is in talks with the concerned authorities and hoped the tour will go through.
Players called up for camp:
Waqar Younis (Lahore), Rizwan Ali (Faisalabad), Rehan Butt (Gojra), Moin Shakeel (Lahore), Adeel Latif (Lahore), Junaid Manzoor (Bahawalpur), Shahzaib Khan (Wah Cantt), Ghazanfar Ali (Lahore), Afroz Hakeem (Peshawar), Umair Sattar (Faisalabad), Naveed Alam (Lahore), Adil Rao (Gojra), Amjad Ali (Bannu), Awais Arshad (Lahore), Rana Waheed (Sargodha), Ahmed Nadeem (Lahore), Mohammad Ilyas (Faisalabad), Waqar Ali (Gojra), Zakirullah, Mohammad Ibrahim, Zakirullah (Bannu), Waqas Ahmed, Salman Shaukat, Junaid Rasool (Gojra), Mohibullah (Bannu), Ali Raza (Gojra), Awais Rasheed (Lahore), Amjad Rehman (Peshawar), Murtaza Yaqoob (Lahore), Zulqarnain (Pir Mahal), Hammad Anjum (Sahiwal), Abuzar (Faisalabad), Umar Bilal (Bahawalpur), Roman Khan (Bannu), Akmal Hussain (Sheikhupura), Zain Ejaz (Sahiwal), Khairullah (Peshawar), Mohammad Anees (Gojra), M Abdullah (Gojra), Hasan (Gojra), Ahmed Faran (Gojra), Sher Mohammad Kakar (Quetta).
Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2018