Hockey camp in Karachi lacks facilities


Karachi: Players attending the National Hockey camp at Karachi preparing for the South Asian Games face difficulties due to lack of facilities available. Few days back Umar Bhutta twisted his ankle and there was no ambulance available to rush him to the hospital, Umpire Shahid Parvez had to take him on his motor bike.

According to details the players are undergoing a tough training in the ongoing Pakistan Whites team training camp at Hockey Club of Pakistan stadium Karachi. On Wednesday while practicing seasoned player Umar Bhutta got injured and there was no arrangement to take him to the hospital, it was learnt that Umar twisted his ankle while running and was in a terrible condition.


The Pakistan WAPDA player was provided First -Aid by the camp’s doctor Olympian Atif Bashir. Umar Bhutta’s condition further worsened and he was taken to Jinnah hospital on a motor bike for treatment. The doctors have advised the outclass performer of the 62nd Hockey National Championship to take bed rest for a couple of days.

It is quite likely he would be fit for the South Asian Federation Games national trials. Meanwhile another player Shehryar attending the camp got injured when a ball struck his face while practicing. He got two stitches on his face. Hockey circles are very concerned and have urged the PHF to provide proper facilities to the players at the national training camp for the upbringing of hockey.

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