LAHORE: Former Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary retired Col Mudassar Asghar expressed his shock over the press assertion of incumbent PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior who criticized the efficiency of the Pakistan staff within the just lately-concluded World Hockey League in London.
“It is extremely shocking for me that the secretary as an alternative of taking duty of the staff’s poor displaying is blaming gamers,” Mudassar stated.
“Look, as PHF secretary and president Shahbaz and retired Brig Sajjad Khokhar, respectively, took selections of appointing the choice committee, head coach and different staff officers. Now each ought to be held to account for the workforce’s poor displaying,” maintained the previous PHF secretary.
“How Shahbaz as PHF secretary might even say that he’s not proud of the efficiency, for he’s the one who has made everybody sad,” remarked Mudassar.
“As an alternative of answering the nation over the staff’s pathetic displaying, he has got down to shout on the nationwide staff,” he added.
The Pakistan group was rising when the incumbent PHF set-up took cost in 2015 as a result of that they had performed the Champions Trophy remaining in India and had additionally defeated India within the semi-finals, however, he added, the staff confronted decline through the tenure of present PHF set-up.
“The efficiency of the nationwide staff over the past virtually two years, as an alternative of being on the rise, has declined for which the PHF and its officers are accountable,” the ex-secretary of the PHF maintained.
“I’ll request the prime minister to take a look on the affairs of hockey because the state of affairs has turn out to be extra alarming,” Mudassar stated.
He additionally criticized the PHF for taking the choice of not sending the staff to the Champions Trophy on the particular invitation of the FIH.
“As an alternative of giving worldwide publicity to the gamers by way of hardest occasions like Champions Trophy, the PHF took a mistaken choice of holding gamers away from it. “The workforce was not despatched on the pretext of getting ready gamers for giant occasions however the current poor displaying speaks volumes about their preparation,” he stated.
Revealed in Daybreak, July third, 2017
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