Lahore: The selection committee of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced the names of the national team to participate in the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing, China from August 16. Chief Selector Olympian Islahuddin Siddiqui and members Arshad Chawdhry and Ayaz Mahmood couldn’t watch the trials because of their personal engagements.
Other members of the selection committee Olympians Khalid Bashir and Musaddiq Hussain in consultation with Chief Coach Tahir Zaman Olympian selected he team after trials at the Johar Hockey Stadium here on Friday. It is noteworthy that the PHF has given free hand to the selectors to select the best possible squad to compete in the Youth Olympic Games. The PHF will announce the name of the captain on Saturday.
Squad: Shiraz Hafeez, Sikandar Mustafa. Junaid Kamal, Bilal Mahmood, Shan Irshad, Nohaiz Zahid Malik, Azfar Yaqoob, Mohammed Atiq, Mubashir Ali. Tahir Zaman (coach), Mohammed Ali Khan (assistant coach).