LAHORE: The two-day trials for selecting an 18-member Pakistan squad for the FIH Pro League start here at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday.

The trials begin at 2:00pm on both the days.

Nine teams are competing in both men and women competitions at the FIH Pro League which is the new flagship event of the FIH.

Pakistan’s first match at the league is against Argentina on Feb 2 in Cordoba, a city in the centre of Argentina. Pakistan again face Argentina there for their home match on Feb 3 before the green-shirts reach Australia to play away home game on Feb 9.

From here Pakistan fly for New Zealand to face the hosts. Pakistan’s home matches against Australia and New Zealand will be held in the month of June in London and Amsterdam, respectively.

At the moment, Pakistan’s participation in the Pro League is not confirmed as the PHF is facing a financial crisis while the government is reluctant to issue any grant to the federation.

Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2019