Pakistan hockey community excited about India clash in Champions Trophy
Pakistan hockey community excited about India clash in Champions Trophy

Pakistan's hockey community is anticipating an exciting semi-final against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy but they believe a win is an absolute necessity for the future survival of the cash-strapped sport in the country.

Businessman to fund Pakistan hockey team's expenses for Champions Trophy
Businessman to fund Pakistan hockey team's expenses for Champions Trophy

Pakistan men's hockey team will take part in next month's Champions Trophy in India after a high-profile businessman and cricket fan has agreed to bear the expenses of the team for the tournament, a top official of the national federation said today.

Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy
Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy

With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues.

Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey team's Asiad preparations

A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team`s preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team`s Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful.

Pak veterans team pull out of Masters World Cup

As if the humiliation of not being able to qualify for the ongoing World Cup in Rotterdam was not enough for Pakistani hockey fans now even the national veterans team has been forced to pull out of the Masters World Cup tournament on the sidelines of the main event.

PHF plans bilateral hockey with India, gets govt nod

Keen to revive bilateral ties with India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to host the country for a Test series and has got the government`s clearance for it even though the dates are yet to be finalised.

Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pak hockey team

In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams` coach.

PHF woos former players to revive Hockey in Pakistan

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has managed to woo back some of its disgruntled former stalwarts as it announced a new set up for the national senior and junior teams in a bid to revive the sport in the country and relive glory days at the world level.

Bilateral hockey series with Pak unlikely this year

Pakistan might be keen to revive the bilateral hockey series against India this year but Hockey India is not too optimistic about a 2014 date and feels 2015 would be ideal to renew the event between the two neighbouring nations.

PHF seeks government help to proceed with planned India series

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has sought help from its government to proceed with a bilateral series with India, planned for March-April this year.

Pakistan keen on having hockey series with India

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday said it has resumed talks with the Indian hockey authorities to have a bilateral series as soon as possible.

Former Pakistan hockey greats stage protest over slump

A group of Pakistani Olympic hockey greats protested outside the parliament in Islamabad against the present set up in the Pakistan Hockey Federation, calling for the sacking of the present PHF officials and an inquiry against them.

PHF secretary Bajwa resigns after team`s failure

The under-fire secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Asif Bajwa resigned from his post today after the national team failed to qualify for the FIH World Cup for the first time since 1971.

Pakistan considering pulling out of Junior Hockey World Cup

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.

Pakistan drop Shakeel Abbasi, Waseem Ahmed for Azlan Shah

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has named an 18-man squad for the upcoming 22nd Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament beginning March 9 in the Malaysian city of Ipoh

Hope India visit Pakistan for hockey series: PHF

PHF President Qasim Zia is hoping that the upcoming bilateral hockey series between India and Pakistan would not be affected despite fresh tension between the two countries.

There won`t be any security issue for our players: PHF secy

The Pakistan Hockey Federation is confident that their players won`t face any security issues during the cash-rich Hockey India League that started in New Delhi today.

Bilateral ties with India will help improve performance: PHF

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said that resumption of bilateral ties with India will help both the countries improve their hockey set-up and also boost the performance of the national teams.

Pakistan, India set for resumption of hockey ties

After the resumption of bilateral ties in cricket, the Pakistan and Indian hockey federations are also moving in the same direction.

Pakistan fines rebel hockey players, spares them ban

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has decided not to ban the eight players, including former captains Rehan Butt and Shakeel Abbasi, for playing in the rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) in India. Instead, heavy fines would be slapped on them so that they would be eligible for selection in Pakistan`s squad for London Olympics.