The International Hockey Federation has praised the efforts of Pakistan Hockey Federation to revive the game and also highlighted the move to organise the Hockey-5 Championship because it will help in taking the local hockey back to its original level.
According to PHF press statement, the world body (FIH) has sent an official message to the PHF, according to Associated Press of Pakistan, saying that they are delighted to see that Hockey 5s is being launched in Pakistan. “We wish you (PHF) every success with your initiative,” FIH said.
The inaugural HockeK-5 Championship is currently under progress in Lahore under floodlights and teams from all over Pakistan are taking part in this event. The Pakistan Hockey Federation is hopeful that this initiative will be helpful in bringing back hockey in limelight once again.