Sports: Hockey: PHF Executive Board to discuss elections on Sept 11

Karachi: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Executive Board will be discussing the elections of the federation in its 25th meeting on September 11 at PHF Office, National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.

The federation has come under immense pressure after the green-shirts failed to qualify for the World Cup 2014 – for the first time in the history of the event, after the team was beaten by South Korea in the semifinals of Asia Cup. Asia Cup offered a single berth for the titlist for the World Cup.

“The board would also review the performance of the national hockey team and remedial measures will be discussed. Executive Board will also discuss the upcoming election of PHF,” a PHF media release said. The meeting will be presided over by Qasim Zia, President PHF.

Calls for resignation from the PHF top brass and team management after Asia Cup debacle has been gaining momentum from many quarters, especially from former Olympians, who has dubbed the non-qualification from the World Cup as the darkest era in Pakistan’s hockey history.

The green-shirts are the most successful team in the history of World Cup events with four titles attached to its belt.

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