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Pakistan lose hockey Olympic qualifiers internet hosting rights due infighting

Hockey representational picture. Reuters

The Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday withdrew internet hosting rights of the Olympic Qualifiers from Pakistan, slated to be held subsequent January.

The FIH choice got here because of the infighting between the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and the state-owned Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB).

“The FIH, while taking away our hosting rights, made it clear it was convinced that the sports board and government were not willing to cooperate with the PHF in the successful hosting of the event,” stated an inside within the PHF.

The choice has come as a giant blow to Pakistan hockey, which had bought the rights to host a world occasion after greater than a decade.

The PHF had picked Lahore because the venue to host the occasion.

Nonetheless, latest makes an attempt by the PSB to intrude in affairs of the PHF and usher in its most popular officers into the federation have led to chaos.

A number of former Olympians, inspired by the federal government’s ministry of inter provincial coordination and PSB, have been attempting to stage a coup within the PHF, whereas attempting to get a vote of no confidence handed in opposition to the sitting president Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokar and secretary Haider Hussain.

The Olympians embrace Asif Bajwa, Shahbaz Ahmed and Rana Mujahid, who served as secretaries in latest instances, with two of them below Khokar.



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