The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has revealed the full schedule for the inaugural season of the Hockey Pro League which begins in 2019.
152 matches have been scheduled between January and June across the world as part of this new game-changing competition.
Pakistan, Argentina, Australia, Germany, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgian and Spain are participating.
Pakistan is among nine men’s teams who will be competing for the Hockey Pro League title, playing sixteen matches throughout the first six months of every year.
Pakistan men playing in Glasgow, Scotland, their match against Great Britain on 25 May is bound capture the imagination of fans. A large local Pakistani crowd will be looking forward to the friendly rivalry with their British opponents as they aim to defend their home turf in one of Great Britain’s most multi-cultured cities.
FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra said: “We’re delighted to publish this schedule as the world can now visualize the scale of this new global home and away league.
“Organising such a complex timetable involving a number of stakeholders took some time but it was refreshing to witness to amount of collaborative working throughout the process by both participating teams and broadcasters.”
He continued: “This announcement means that fans can now lock dates into their diary to ensure they don’t miss any of the world’s top nations visiting their home turf.
|Pakistan Fixture Hockey Pro League|
|1||Saturday 2nd February, 2019||Pakistan vs Argentina (ARG)|
|2||Saturday 9th February, 2019||Pakistan vs Australia (AUS)|
|3||Sunday 17th February, 2019||Pakistan vs Vantage Black Sticks (NZL)|
|4||Sunday 7th April, 2019||Pakistan vs Belgium (BEL)|
|5||Monday 11th April, 2019||Pakistan vs Netherland (NED)|
|6||Wednesday 24th April, 2019||Pakistan vs Germany (GER)|
|7||Friday 26th April, 2019||Pakistan vs Spain (ESP)|
|8||Sunday 5th May, 2019||Pakistan vs England (GBR)|
|9||Sunday 12th May, 2019||Pakistan vs Argentina (ARG)|
|10||Saturday 25th May, 2019||Pakistan vs England (GBR)|
|11||Sunday 26th May, 2019||Pakistan vs Belgium (BEL)|
|12||Friday 31st May, 2019||Pakistan vs Germany (GER)|
|13||Friday 7th June, 2019||Pakistan vs Australia (AUS)|
|14||Sunday 16th June, 2019||Pakistan vs Netherland (NED)|
|15||Friday 21st June, 2019||Pakistan vs New Zealand (NZ)|
|16||Sunday 23rd June, 2019||Pakistan vs Spain (ESP)|