Monday, July 13, 2009


There has been no formal request made by the Pakistan Hockey Federation to the Asian Hockey Federation to cancel the Asian Champions Trophy.

The inaugural tournament was to be held in Lahore this September and media reports originating from Pakistan had reported the PHF was requesting to move the tournament to another date citing a tight hockey calendar.

However AHF Secretary Tan Sri P. Alangendra confirmed that he had yet to hear from PHF with regards to moving the tournament.

“As of today the AHF has not received any formal notification from PHF,” said Alagendra.

“Infact it is not on the agenda for the AHF Council meeting scheduled for July 25 in China. This matter could well be brought up by Pakistan at the meeting and we will make a decision there.”

The tournament would have been perfect preparation for the likes of Pakistan, Japan, China and Malaysia as they prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers scheduled for November this year.