Left with little option after the mass retirement of players and the sacking of selection panel following it`s dismal showing in the hockey World Cup, Pakistan might skip the inaugural AHF Champions Trophy and
Azlan Shah Cup.
Germany captain Max Muller`s goal off a penalty corner with three minutes remaining has given the reigning Olympic gold medalists a 3-2 win over England to open the Champions Trophy men`s field hockey tournament.
After cricket, the umpire review system is set to make its debut in hockey as the International Hockey Federation has decided to put it on trial in the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in Melbourne from Nov 28 to Dec 5.
Australia coach Ric Charlesworth added a youthful element to his experienced lineup for the Champions Trophy by including Matthew Swann and Brent Dancer in his squad for the six-nation field hockey tournament.