PHF changes venue of national hockey camp


LAHORE, March 28 (INP): The national hockey camp for the Youth Olympics qualifiers, originally scheduled to be held in Islamabad and Rawalpindi will now be conducted at the Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium in Karachi from 1st of April.

“The change has been necessitated due to the traveling distance involved between players’ accommodation in Islamabad and the training venue, Shahnaz Sheikh hockey stadium in Rawalpindi”, said a spokeswoman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation here on Wednesday.

PHF has already announced the names of 51 players for the initial phase of the camp, he said.

“Now, the players would reside and train at the same place, Karachi’s Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium”, he said adding “The rooms here have been recently renovated and have good air conditioning facilities as well”.

The probables have been directed to report to Kamran Ashraf, the coach of the national junior team. The Asian hockey qualifiers for the Youth Olympics are to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 25-29.

The top two teams from these qualifiers will represent Asia at the Youth Olympics to be held in Argentina later this year.