Pakistan Hockey Federation has announced a 10-member squad for the upcoming Women’s Indoor Hockey Asia Cup. The event is scheduled to be played between 8-15 August in Bangkok, Thailand.
This will be the eighth edition of the tournament, with the previous edition being held in 2019. Kazakhstan have been the most successful side in the tournament as they have won the previous six titles. The inaugural edition of the tournament was held in 2009 with Malaysia winning the title.
This will be the first time that Pakistan will take part in the tournament and the first time ever that the women’s team will play an indoor hockey match.
The women’s hockey side has witnessed its fair share of troubles with minimum funding and extreme lack of facilities and equipment. The women’s team was training for the event without hockey sticks for the past five days. They were finally provided with hockey sticks with under a week to go for the tournament.
Source: Pro Pakistan