Lahore: Training Camp of the Pakistan hockey team for the preparation of qualifying round of the Olympics-2016 has been abandoned till 10th April. The Camp was in progress at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium, Islamabad.
The Camp has been postponed in view of the bitter fact that the Pakistan Hockey Federation has no funds to pay to the players, attending the Training camp, as daily allowance. The PHF will review its financial condition in the coming days and will decide whether to continue or close the Camp.
Keeping in view of the preparation for the Olympics-2016 the Camp is very important for the national players. The closer of the camp would not only badly affect the preparation of the Pakistan team but a great set back to the national game which has won two silvers in the Asian Games and the Champions Trophy last year. Further its closure would badly harm the confidence of the players.