PHF announces 20-member squad for European tour
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Ahead of the Europe tour, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Thursday announced the 20-member squad of the Pakistan national hockey team, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The team will be headed by Umar Bhutta, whereas Ali Shan will take over the responsibility of vice-captain. The duties of goalkeepers will be performed by Akmal and Abdullah Ishtiaq.
For the tour, the other players comprised Mubashir Ali, Amad Shakeel Butt, Abubakar Mahmood, Mohammad Abdullah, Moin Shakeel, Umar Bhutta, Ali Shan, Rana Abdul Waheed, Ghazanfar Ali and Ajaz Ahmad.
Besides this, Hammad Anjum, Junaid Manzoor, Salman Raziq, Roman Khan, Abdul Hannan Shahid, Abdul Mannan, Arbaz Ali and Rizwan Ali are also part of the team for the European tour.
Olympian Khawaja Junaid will be the team manager, while Siegfried Aikman will be the head coach.
The national hockey team will be headed to Holland tomorrow and will play one match each with Holland and Belgium, respectively.
The team will also take on the Belgium hockey team in three matches.
Reporter: Shehbaz Ali