PHF gets a month’s extension to submit names

LAHORE: It is not yet clear if Pakistan will be defending it’s title at the Asian Games but the Olympic council of Asia (OCA) has given a lifeline to Pakistan hockey by extending the last date for the entry of the team by a month.

The relaxation has been given on the request of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) can now send its entry by the end of May and confirm its participation, otherwise the Pakistan team will face the same situation as it did in the Common Wealth Games.

The PHF had earlier sent an incomplete list of players to the POA.