PHF plans to start hockey activities with 5-a-side tournament in August


Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is planning to start hockey activities in August after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have allowed various countries to resume domestic tournaments according to their circumstances.

According to sources, the PHF has planned to revive hockey with 5-a-side and 7-a-side tournaments. In the month of August, the strategy is to organize a 5-a-side tournament and a 7-a-side in September.

PHF aims to prepare SOPs until this month and will approach the government for permission.

Countries around the world have been allowed to start domestic hockey with SOPs. The Australian Hockey League will start on July 18th.

FIH has agreed to promote short format hockey on the suggestions of Pakistan, Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

According to the proposal, Hockey leagues around the world will be held without foreign players. Foreign players in Australia and Europe will be able to participate in league hockey.

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