Pakistan Today – KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is in a dire need for help after it suffered a massive blow ahead of the World Cup in India as the country’s cricket body, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), refused to provide a loan.

Summary

  • KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is in a dire need for help after it suffered a massive blow ahead of the World Cup in India as the country’s cricket body, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), refused to provide a loan.
  • The PHF had requested for financial aid to clear the outstanding dues of the players and send the national hockey team to the World Cup in Bhubaneswar starting November 28.
  • Pakistan’s new head coach Tauqeer Dar and manager Hasan Sardar confirmed that they had spoken to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and requested him to provide a loan to cover the expenses for the World Cup.
  • PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed also told PTI that the national team’s participation in the World Cup was in acute danger since the government was yet to respond to repeated requests from the PHF to release a grant of 8 million Pakistani rupees.
  • Dar said that they had told Mani to talk to the Prime Minister and if the government wanted they could directly pay the hotel where the Pakistan team will stay for the World Cup and also credit outstanding dues of the players in their individual accounts instead of giving any money to the PHF.


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