PHF’s disciplinary hearing: Abbasi, Butt seek clearance for Olympics
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KARACHI: Former captains Shakeel Abbasi and Rehan Butt will seek clearance for the Olympics as they appear in the Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) disciplinary hearing today over their participation in the ‘unsanctioned’ World Series Hockey (WSH) along with other national players.
The PHF summoned eight players, who participated in the cash-rich league despite a ban on the event which was not authorised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), at its headquarters in Lahore. Besides Butt and Abbasi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Waseem Ahmed, Tariq Aziz, Adnan Maqsood, Mudassir Ali and Imran Warsi have been asked to justify their participation at the tournament.
It has been learnt that all the players, barring Warsi and Maqsood who are playing in a foreign league, have confirmed to appear before the PHF committee.
The disciplinary committee head Wasay Jalil said a decision will be made as per the FIH rules and regulations.
“The players will be given
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