Pakistan Hockey Federation has announced 16 member team for the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne, Australia scheduled from November 8-12.
In the men’s event, Pakistan, hosts Australia, New Zealand and Japan are the competing sides.
M.Irfan (Sr) is the captain with Umar Bhutta as his vice captain
Amjad Ali, M.Irfan, Abubakr Mahmood, Atif Mushtaq,Hassan Anwar, Ammad Shakeel Butt,
Tasawwar Abbas, M.Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Shajeeh Ahmed, Shan Irshad, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Ajaz Ahmed,Bilal Qadir & Khizer Akhtar
Farhat Khan (Manager/Head Coach), Malik Shafqat (Coach) & Muhmmad Sarwar (Coach)
Dr Atif Bashir (Team Doctor) Abuzar Umrao (Video Analyst)
The team includes five players who have won selection for the National side for the first time:
Khizer Akhtar (Tando Jam, district Hyderabad), Shajeeh Ahmed (Sargodha), Hassan Anwar (Faisalabad), Bilal Qadir (Pir Mahal, district Toba Tek Singh) & Shan Irshad (Sheikhupura)