Punjab CM Felicitated Pakistan Team and Assured Support

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif has assured the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) that the government would extend every possible support for the uplift of the national game in the country as he felicitated the Pakistan Hockey Team who won silver medal Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

Pakistan Hockey Team Felicitated by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif

Pakistan Hockey Team Felicitated by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif

The Chief Minister gave this assurance during a very cordial meeting with the PHF President Chawdhry Akhtar Rasool, national players and team management at his Model Town office on Tuesday. The Chief Minister had invited the national hockey team that won the silver medal in the recently concluded Asian Games in South Korea. Continue reading →

National Bank of Pakistan won 60th NBP National Hockey Championship

LAHORE: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) defeated defending champion PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) 4-3 in a thrilling final, ended in the sudden death stage, to clinch the coveted Trophy of the 60th NBP National Hockey Championship at the Johor Hockey Stadium in Johor Town on Sunday.

The hotly contested final of Pakistan Nationals saw two top teams with the services of Olympians and international players fighting hard to outshine each other in the stipulated 70 minutes session. The result remained 2-2 at the end and the match went into the penalty shoot out which also ended in a draw and it had to be decided in sudden death, where bankers controlled their nerves better than the airmen as baker forward Ali Shan scored the winning goal. Continue reading →

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

The Fans of Hockey24th August to 1st September 2013
at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh (Malaysia)

Final Standings: 1. Korea, 2. India, 3. Pakistan, 4. Malaysia, 5. Japan, 6. Oman, 7. Bangladesh, 8 Chinese-Taipei

Pool A: Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Chinese-Taipei
Pool B: Korea, India, Bangladesh, Oman

Live Telecasts: ESPN Star Sports (Hindi Commentary) and Star Cricket/HD (English Commentary) will telecast all the matches Hockey Asia Cup 2013 in India.

Detailed Schedule and Results Men’s Hockey Asia Cup 2013: Continue reading →

Muhammad Atiq to Lead Pakistan Hockey Boys Team at U-16 Asia Cup in Singapore

The Pakistan U-16 Boys Hockey Team will fly to Singapore for participating in the 2nd U-16 Boys Asia Cup to be played from 4th to 7th April 2013 at Sengkang Hockey Stadium.

Logo of U-16 Boys Asia Cup Hockey Tournament SingporeMuhammad Atiq will lead the 10 member squad, while Nohaiz Zahid Malik will be his deputy in the tournament, which will be the first time the new FIH Hockey5s modified game will be played officially in the World. The tournament will also serve as qualifier for Youth Olympic Games, to be hosted by Nanjig in 2013 August. Apart from Pakistan and Hosts Singapore, 8 other Asian teams including Korea, Malaysia, Japan, China, Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan will fight for the top honours in Asia. Continue reading →

India Vs Pakistan Hockey Test Series to Revive After 7 Years

After Pakistan Cricket team’s India tour in December 2012, their hockey team will be coming down to India next month for playing a five match test series after a gap of nearly seven years, later on India will go to Pakistan to play five matches.

Shakeel Abbasi, VR Raghunath and Manpreet in action in India Vs Pakistan match during Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne (Photo Credit: Raghu Prasad)

Shakeel Abbasi, VR Raghunath and Manpreet in action in India Vs Pakistan match during Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne (Photo Credit: Raghu Prasad)

The tour is expected to improve sporting ties between the South Asian neighbours, which were suspended after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai by Pakistan-based militants, which left 166 people dead. Continue reading →

Rehan Butt is Enjoying New Responsibility of Coaching Junior Team, Rules out Retirement

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Men’s Hockey Captain, Rehan is not planning to stop wielding his stick anytime soon, though he has been out of favour since long. He, along with few other senior players were dropped from Pakistan team following dismal at London Olympics.

Rehan Butt former Pakistan Hockey Team Captain during World Series Hockey

Rehan Butt former Pakistan Hockey Team Captain

The experience forward applauded the performance of younger players in the recent international events including Melbourne Champions Trophy and Doha Asian Champions Trophy in December 2012, while speaking to Muhammad Asif Khan.

“Dropping me was the decision of the hockey federation, but frankly the players performed exceptionally well in the absence of some senior guys, therefore should be highly praised”, said Rehan Butt. Continue reading →