Hockey coach yet to get visa for India

1690818627 Hockey coach yet to get visa for India
Pakistan hockey teams head coach Shahnaz Sheikh. — PHF
Pakistan hockey staff’s head coach Shahnaz Sheikh. — PHF

The Pakistani hockey staff’s head coach Shahnaz Sheikh is but to get his visa for the Asian Champions Trophy that’s scheduled to be performed in India’a Chennai.

In keeping with sources, Sheikh hasn’t acquired his visa but. He won’t be able to journey alongside the nationwide squad to India.

All of the squad gamers acquired their visas after the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) was issued No-Objection Certificates (NOC) by the Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB). Sheikh’s visa was utilized after his appointment final week.

The nationwide staff will journey to the neighbouring nation through Wagah Border tomorrow (Tuesday). They may journey to Chennai from Amritsar by highway.

Chennai will host the Asian occasion from August 3 to 12.

Pakistan are scheduled to play their first match in opposition to Malaysia on August 3. The inexperienced shirts will lock horns with arch-rivals India on August 9.


Muhammad Umar Bhatta (c), Akmal Hussain, Abdullah Ishtiaq Khan, Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Sufyan Khan, Ehtsham Aslam, Osama Bashir, Aqeel Ahmed, Arshad Liaquat, Muhammad Imad, Abdul Hanan Shahid, Zakaria Hayat, Rana Abdul Waheed Ashraf (Vice Captain), Roman, Muhammad Murtaza Yaqoob, Muhammad Shahzaib Khan, Afraz, Abdul Rahman, whereas the standby consists of Ali Raza, Muhammad Baqir, Muhammad Nadeem Khan, Abdul Wahab, Waqar Ali, Muhammad Arsalan and Abdul Qayyum.

Pakistan’s schedule

August 3 – vs Malaysia

August 4 – vs Korea

August 6 – vs Japan

August 7 – vs China

August 9 – vs India