Aiming at improving the standards of hockey in the country, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced new selection committee, team managements for senior and junior teams and made certain other appointments. These appointments were approved unanimously at the 27th meeting of the PHF Executive Board, which also aims bringing a sustainable change from the grassroots to the national levels.
Former Olympian Islahuddin Siddiqui has been name as the chief selector and he will be assisted by former Olympians Ayaz Mehmood, Khalid Bashir, Musaddiq and Arshad Ali Ch. While Shahnaz Sheikh has been appointed as the chief coach/manager of the Senior Hockey team while Nasir Ali, Malik Shafqat, Sameer Hussain and Abuzar Umrao will assist him as members. Their term will remain till 2016. Another former Olympian Manzoor-ul-Hassan has been made chief coach and manager of the Junior team with Qamar Ibrahim, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Akhlaq, Rehan Butt and Mohammed Irfan as members. Their job will remain till the Junior World Cup to be held in 2016. Rana also announced that former Olympian Tahir Zaman has been appointed as Director Coaching Program who would also work for the improvement of the game. Continue reading →