The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced an 18-member team for the Asian Games with four changes in the line-up that finished at the bottom in the Champions Trophy.
The tournament is set to be held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 18. Faisal Qadir, Junaid Manzoor, Dilber and Ateeq Arshad have made it to the squad at the expense of Aleem Bilal, Azfar Yaqoob, Arsalan Qadir and Irfan Jr.
Muhammad Rizwan Sr was retained as captain of the Green Shirts while Ammad Shakeel Butt will be his deputy. The team was named by chief selector Islahuddin Siddiqui after the trials held at the Islahuddin-Dr M. A. Shah Hockey Stadium on Monday.
The chief selector said that this was his committee’s last assignment as the contract was up to the selection of Asian Games team.
M.Rizwan Sr (captain), Imran Butt, Amjad Ali, M.Irfan Sr, Mubashir Ali, Faisal Qadir, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Touseeq Arshad, Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Abu Bakar, Ateeq Arshad Dilber, Umar Bhutta, Shafqat Rasool, Ali Shan, Junaid Manzoor, and Aijaz Ahmed.Hasan Sardar (manager), Roelant Oltmans (head coach), M.Saqlain and Rehan Butt (coaches).