No cash-strapped Pakistan in Hockey World Cup?

KARACHI: Pakistan's possibilities of taking part in the Hockey World Cup won some other blow after the rustic's cricket board, PCB, turned down a request for monetary support to ship the nationwide workforce for the mega event in India beginning November 28.

Pakistan Hockey Federation had sought a mortgage from the PCB to ship the workforce to Bhubaneswar and transparent the outstanding dues of avid gamers.

Pakistan's new head trainer Tauqir Dar and supervisor Hasan Sardar confirmed that they had spoken to the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and asked him to supply a mortgage to hide the bills for the World Cup.

"He was scheduled to meet us on Thursday but due to some urgent issues he spoke to us on phone. He made it clear that the PCB couldn't advance any loan to the PHF since the federation had not returned a loan given to them by the board during the tenure of Lt General (retd) Tauqir Zia in early 2000," mentioned Dar.

Dar mentioned that Mani had minced no words in stating that due to the outdated mortgage it was not imaginable for the board to give a new mortgage because it had to answer to its monetary advisors and auditors.

"Mani sahib has however assured us he will speak to the government and sponsors to help us overcome our financial crunch," Dar added.

PHF Secretary, Shahbaz Ahmed, also mentioned that the nationwide workforce's participation in the World Cup was in acute threat since the executive was yet to answer repeated requests from the PHF to release a grant of eight million Pakistani rupees.

"We have now written directly to the Prime Minister's secretariat for the grant to be released within this week or else it would be very difficult for us to send the team to India," he mentioned.

The World Cup is scheduled in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16.

"If we are not able to send the team to India it will not only damage our image in world hockey but we will also face a hefty fine from the FIH," Shahbaz added.

Dar mentioned that that they had advised Mani to talk to the Prime Minister and if the government sought after they might immediately pay the resort where the Pakistan workforce will keep for the World Cup and also credit score outstanding dues of the avid gamers in their individual accounts as an alternative of giving any money to the PHF.

Players haven't begun to get their day-to-day allowance for the Asian Champions Trophy and the camp set up prior to the event remaining month in Karachi.

To be certain that it were given visas on time from the Indian High Commission, the PHF has even carried out for visas smartly upfront to keep away from any issues afterward as two years in the past, the nationwide junior workforce could not trip to India for the Junior World Cup for loss of visa.

The camp for the World Cup has however kicked off in Lahore from Wednesday with Dar taking rate as the brand new head trainer and Danish Kaleem as his assistant trainer. Hasan Sardar remains to be the chief and Rehan Butt is assistant trainer.

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