LAHORE: As many as 47 players were called up on Saturday for Pakistan’s training camp for the U-21 Hockey Asia Cup, which is set to be held in Oman in May-June.
The camp commences from Tuesday at the newly-built DHA Hockey Stadium here and will feature players who were shortlisted from the recent open trials in Lahore and Karachi.
The trials were conducted under the supervision of a five-member selection committee chaired by Olympian Kaleemullah Khan and comprising Nasir Ali, Rahim Khan, Shakeel Abbasi and Laeeq Lashari.
Olympian Hanif Khan has been appointed as the manager of the training camp.
Goalkeepers: Ali Raza (Punjab), Mohammad Raffay (Sindh), Saif ur Rehman (Punjab), Faizan Janjua (Islamabad), Taimoor Sheikh (Sindh), Bilal (Balochistan); Defenders: Mohammad Abdullah (MPCL), Arbaaz (MPCL), Rao Aqeel Ahmad (Wapda), M. Uzair (Punjab), Bilal Aslam (Punjab), Yasir Shinwari (KP), Arsalan Khalid (Sindh), Abdullah Nazakat (Punjab), Zohaib Ehsan (Punjab); Midfielders: Sufyan Khan (Navy), Ehtesham Aslam (Wapda), Arbaaz Ayaz (Sindh), Murtaza Yaqoob (Wapda), Hamza Fayyaz (Punjab), Baqir (Punjab), Nadeem Khan (KP), Zain Shahzad (Punjab); Forwards: Arshad Liaquat (MPCL), Murtaza Yaqoob Jr (Punjab), Abdul Hanan Shahid (Wapda), Abdul Rehman (Wapda), Abdul Wahab (Sindh), Qais (Sindh), Rana Shoaib (Punjab), Rana Waleed (Punjab). ), Sultan Mehmood (Sindh), Numan Khan (Sindh), Hamad Rizwan (Sindh),Zakaria Hayat (Navy), M Adnan Ladoo (Sindh), Qayyum Dogar (Punjab), Waqar Ali (Punjab), Basharat Ali (Punjab), Bilal Akram (Punjab), Shoaib Khan (MPCL), Ahmad Raza (Punjab), Haseeb Masood (Punjab), Taimur Javed (Punjab), Faizan Malhi (Islamabad), Abdul Wajid (Balochistan), Murad Ali (Punjab).
Published in Dawn, March 27th, 2023
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