To revive and promote Hockey- Pakistan’s national game, PTCL is proud to announce its sponsorship of ‘Hockey Hall of Fame World XI Pakistan Tour’. The tournament is called PTCL Hockey Cup 2018.
The match starts at 8:30pm. PTV Sports will broadcast live coverage.
PTCL Sponsors Hockey Hall of Fame World XI Pakistan Tour
The 1st exhibition hockey match will be held on January 19, 2018 at Karachi Hockey Stadium, while the 2nd exhibition hockey match will be held on January 21, 2018 at Lahore Hockey Stadium.
On Wednesday, the PHF announced a 20-member squad for the series. Junaid Manzoor will lead the Green Shirts.
Junaid Manzoor (Captain) Rizwan Ali (vice-captain) Waqar Younis and Adil Rao (goal-keepers) Rizwan Ali, Rehan Butt, Moin Shakeel, Adeel Latif, Shahzaib Khan, Ghanzafeer Ali, Afraz Hakeem, Umair Sattar, Naveed Alam, Amjad Ali, Awais Arshad, Rana Waheed, Ahmed Nadeem, M. Ilyas, Waqar Ali, Zakirullah and Ibrahim.
Six standby players include Akmal Hussain (goalkeeper), Ali Raza, Hammad Anjum, Murtaza Yaqoob, Zahan Butt and Umer Bilal.
The World XI will comprise 15 to 16 players, mostly from Australia, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Spain. Pakistan’s former hockey captain Sohail Abbas will also be part of the World XI, it added.
The team will later leave for a tour of Argentina on February 5.