Pakistan Development squad will depart to
Oman on Thursday (September 7) to play a Five Test Match Hockey
Series with their National Hockey team.
Talking to APP, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary
Shahbaz Ahmed Senior said the Five Test Match Hockey Series will be
played from September 9 to 15.
“Pakistan white squad can also be termed as a development or
Pakistan A squad which can prove as a backup for the national team,”
Shahbaz said Pakistan White hockey team will depart to Oman
“We want to prepare and groom a pool of players who are not
part of the national squad for future,” he said.
Speaking about the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Bangladesh
from October 12, he said the national squad for the mega event would
be announced on September 20.
“Asia Cup will prove a great opportunity for players to
prepare for the next year’s Hockey World Cup,” he said.
He said 18 players would be selected for the Asia Cup.
“Besides Pakistan teams of Bangladesh, India, China, South Korea,
Japan, Oman and Malaysia would be participating in the event,” he
The Pakistan white squad for series against Oman includes
Hafiz Ali Umair, Ali Raza (goalkeepers), Asad Aziz, Mubashir Ali,
Mohammad Sohail Manzoor, Tazeem-ul-Hassan, Faizan, Taimur Malik,
Rana Sohail Riaz, Shajeeh Ahmed (captain), Mohammad Atiq (vice-
captain), Samiullah, Shan Irshad, Abdul Jabbar, Mohammad Naveed,
Nohaiz Zahid Malik, Awais-ur-Rehman and Amir Ali.