Pakistan not to participate in Junior Hockey World Cup in India

first_imgPakistan will not participate in the Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men in Lucknow from December 8-18, International Hockey Federation (FIH) confirmed. Malaysia have now been invited to replace Pakistan in Group B. (Latest Sports stories)FIH said it had to withdraw Pakistan’s invitation after they failed to meet the deadlines.”Earlier today the International Hockey Federation (FIH) invited the Malaysian junior men’s team to take part in the Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men, Lucknow 2016, being held in India from 8 to 18 December. The late invitation came after FIH had to officially withdraw Pakistan’s invitation to the event,” an FIH statement said.”FIH regrets that Pakistan’s men’s junior team will not be able to take part in this year’s Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup even though they had officially qualified. FIH’s decision follows considerable discussions with the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and requests for confirmation that they had the necessary arrangements in place to be able to participate in the event.”last_img read more