Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Pakistan ousted by India

Pakistan hockey community has blasted the national federation (PHF) after the green shirts were routed 1-5 by arch-rivals India in the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh on Tuesday.

“This is what happens when the Pakistan Hockey Federation continues to appoint its favourites to key positions and ignores merit and the need of the hour,” Olympian Samiullah said.

He said it was shameful to witness the way India drubbed Pakistan.

Pakistan had won only one match and lost three games in the tournament. They started off with beating Canada but lost to New Zealand and Australia 5-3 and 4-0, respectively.

India, on the other hand, defeated Japan and Canada but were crushed by Australia 5-1 in the tournament.

Pakistan will now play their two remaining matches in the tournament, one against Malaysia on April 13 and the other against Japan on April 15.


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