KARACHI: The trials held by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for the number of the U-18 staff for the upcoming matches towards the World XI and a tour of Argentina have been merely an eyewash and a waste of assets, Daybreak can solely reveal.
The PHF introduced the 20-member squad on Tuesday however a supply, on the situation of anonymity, had given Daybreak an inventory of the gamers a day earlier than predicting that the group had already been chosen and the trials have been a “farce”.
From that record, 17 have been a part of the staff introduced by the PHF whereas an 18th was named as a stand-bye.
That listing of 18 gamers included Waqar Ali, Adil Rao, Rizwan Ali, Ibrahim Khan, Adeel Latif, Ahmed Nadeem, Junaid Manzoor, Ghazanfar Ali, Afraz, Zakirullah, Moin Shakeel, Naved Alam, Umair Sattar, Rana Waheed, M. Ilyas, Shahzaib, Awais Arshad and Ali Raza. Ali was named as stand-bye by the PHF.
The World XI tour begins with the primary match on Friday. The second match is on Sunday earlier than the group flies off to Buenos Aires for a 5-match collection on February 5.
The PFH stated the staff was named after getting consent from the president retired Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar on the finish of two-day trials which concluded on the Abdul Sattar Edhi Stadium.
Earlier, the choice committee headed by Islahuddin Siddiqui and comprised of Ayaz Mahmood, Mussadiq Hussain and Farhat Khan watched the trials. One other member Qasim Khan, who missed the opening day’s session, additionally witnessed the second day’s trials for someday earlier than dashing to airport to catch a flight.
PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed was additionally in attendance and mentioned the formation of staff with selectors and workforce officers.
Supervisor-cum head coach of the nationwide workforce Hasan Sardar additionally had a gathering with the PHF hierarchy.
In the meantime, Junaid Manzoor has been named to steer Pakistan junior underneath-18 hockey group primarily, for the upcoming assignments.
“The group has been chosen ‘unanimously’ and on benefit,” staff supervisor Qamar Ibrahim advised journalists.
Workforce: Waqar Younus, Adil Rao (aim-keepers), Rizwan Ali (vice captain), Rehan Butt, Moin Shakeel, Adeel Latif, Junaid Manzoor (captain), Shahzaib Khan, Ghazanfer Ali, Afraz Hakeem, Umair Sattar, Naveed Alam, Amjad Ali, Awais Arshad, Rana Waheed, Ahmed Nadeem, M. Ilyas, Waqar Ali, Zakirullah and Ibrahim; Stand-byes: Ali Raza, Hammad Anjum, Murtaza Yaqoob, Zahan Butt, Umer Bilal and Akmal Hussain (aim-keepers); Officers: Qamar Ibrahim (supervisor/head coach), Kamran Ashraf (coach).
Revealed in Daybreak, January 18th, 2018
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