Pak pulls out of jr women Asia Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Pakistan has pulled out its women hockey team from the Jr Women Asia Cup being held in Hyderabad.

Islamabad:

Pakistan has pulled out its women hockey team from the Jr Women Asia Cup being held in Hyderabad later this month, citing injuries to players. "It is with deep regrets that we are constrained to withdraw the participation of Pakistan women hockey team from the Cup. The withdrawal is necessitated in view of injuries, some of serious nature, sustained by the players during the course of their hectic training on the synthetic field," said Musarrat-ullah Khan, Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation, in Lahore today. He said the injury problem was compounded due to fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. It seemed practically impossible for the team to play in the Asia Cup, Khan said. Officials said selection of some players with concealment of age factor created serious problems. Moreover, the procedural formalities of government clearance were not fulfilled by some of the players belonging to "departments"; some players also did not provide the requisite surety bond prescribed by the government, he said. (PTI)

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