Pak hockey players get show-cause notice over WSH contracts

April 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr 25(ANI): The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has issued show cause notices to hockey stars Rehan Butt, Wasim Ahmad and Shakeel Abbasi for entering into contracts with the planned World Series of Hockey (WSH) in India.

PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa said the three players, who were at the training camp set up for the Azlan Shah Tournament, had been issued notices to explain their position.

“The PHF executive council took a very clear decision recently that since the WSH is not sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation or its affiliated units, it will not be recognized by us,” The Nation quoted Bajwa, as saying.

“As per the council’s decision we have asked Butt, Wasim and Abbasi to explain if they have any contracts with the WSH and if so they are willing to break this association with the organizers of the unsanctioned event,” he added.

Bajwa further made it clear that if the three top players didn’t clarify their positions they would not be selected for the Azlan Shah tournament.

The squad for the tournament will be announced on April 28. (ANI)

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