Pak sacks hockey team management, selectors

Updated: 11 March 2010 15:13 IST

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has sacked the entire team management and the selection committee following hockey team's disastrous performance in the ongoing H

Pak sacks hockey team management, selectors

New Delhi:

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has sacked the entire team management and the selection committee following hockey team's disastrous performance in the ongoing Hockey World Cup.

What's supposed to be their worst ever performance in the World Cup, the Pakistan team finished last after their 2-3 defeat against Canada in the playoff for 11th and 12th place.

The 11-12th classification match between Pakistan and Canada was fought keenly with both the sides finishing the regulation 70 minutes locked at 2-2.

Canada pushed the Asian team to last place in the megaevent with a golden goal victory on Thursday. Scott Tupper converted a penalty corner in the 83rd minute to hand the Pan American side a 3-2 win in the extra time and an 11th place finish in the 12-team tournament.

This is the first time that Pakistan have finished in the last position in a World Cup. Their worst-ever performance before was the 11th spot finish in the 1986 edition of the tournament in London.

Canada, meanwhile, finished 11th for the third time after 1978 and 1990.



Topics : Hockey
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