The PHF Selection Committee, after completing the two-day trials, announced the national hockey team to participate in the Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Chennai,


India from August 3 to 12, after the approval of PHF President Brigadier R. Khalid Sajjad Khokhar.

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), Muhammad Umar Bhatta ( Captain), Roman, Muhammad Murtaza Yaqoob, Muhammad Shahzaib Khan, Afraz, Abdul Rahman, while the standby includes Ali Raza, Muhammad Baqir, Muhammad Nadeem Khan, Abdul Wahab, Waqar Ali, Muhammad Arsalan and Abdul Qayyum.

On this occasion, Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary General Haider Hussain, PHF Selection Committee Chairman Olympian Kaleemullah Khan, Selection Committee Members Olympian Nasir Ali, Olympian Rahim Khan, Olympian Shakeel Abbasi and International Laeeq Lashari, Team Manager Colonel R Umar Sabir, coaches. Olympian Rehan Butt, Olympian Muhammad Saqlain, Olympian Hasim Khan, Olympian Dilawar Hussain and other team management were present.

A single pool has been made for all the teams in the event, which includes India, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan and China. Pakistan will play its first match against Malaysia on August 3, second match against Korea on August 4, third match against Japan on August 6, fourth match against China on August 7, and fifth match against traditional rival India on August 9. The final of the event will be played on August 12.

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