A grand welcome planned for Pakistan's hockey team which won a silver medal in Champions Trophy was on Tuesday called off after a brazen Taliban attack on a military-run school that killed at least 160 people, mostly children.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has threatened to pull out of the Junior World Cup to be staged across the India-Pakistan border in December this year after the Indian government cancelled the visit of the Indian team to Pakistan for the 10-match bilateral series, due to security reasons and growing tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
The chief coach and manager of the Pakistan hockey team that finished seventh in the London Olympics has blamed senior players and the contingent`s chef-de-mission for the side`s failure to grab a medal at the showpiece event.
Pakistan hockey squad today returned home from London Olympics to a mixed reception at the Lahore airport with dozens of angry fans greeting them with shouts of "shame shame" while others raised slogans in praise of them
Pakistan hockey coach Khawaja Junaid on Friday rubbed salt into the already beleaguered Indian team`s wounds by saying that his players have performed "much better" than their arch rivals in the Olympic Games.
Three senior members of Pakistan’s hockey team Waseem Ahmed, Shakeel Abbasi and Mohammad Imran were denied visas by the Royal Netherlands Embassy, which has ended their hopes of being a part of the training tour of Europe, according to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).
The Pakistan Hockey Federation has
dropped forward Tariq Aziz from the Europe-bound national
squad after the medication he took for a back injury has
raised serious fears about the player failing a dope test.