Pakistan mulls blanket ban on sports team’s participation in India

The FIH dropped Pakistan from the Junior Hockey World Cup which began today in Lucknow.

By: PTI | Karachi | Published: December 8, 2016 5:53 pm
india vs pakistan, india pakistan, pakistan hockey, pakistan sports, pakistan junior hockey world cup, pakistan sports ministry, pakistan sports minister, riaz pirzada, sports news, Pakistan Sports Minister Riaz Pirzada said that they were considering such step after Pakistan’s treatment in the Junior Hockey World Cup. (Source: twitter)

Pakistan’s sports minister Riaz Pirzada has said that consultations would be held with the relevant government ministries to consider imposing a complete ban on sports team from the country taking part in any event on Indian soil.

“We are considering taking such a step after the treatment meted out to the Pakistan junior hockey team by the Indian High Commission and the International Hockey Federation which is headed by an Indian,” he told the media.

The FIH dropped Pakistan from the World Junior Cup which began today in Lucknow insisting it had failed to send in its confirmation by the given deadline and Malaysia has replaced the greenshirts.

The Pakistan Hockey Federation insists that it could not send confirmation to the FIH until the Indian High Commission had issued visas for the junior team.

The IHC didn’t issue the visas and according to PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmad, they are still holding onto the passports of the players and officials.

“What they did with our hockey team is totally uncalled for and nothing to do with sports,” Pirzada said.

“It has caused our hockey lot of harm as the PHF had prepared a strong outfit for the World Cup,” he added.

Pirzada said his ministry would soon consult the ministry of foreign affairs, Pakistan Sports Board, Pakistan Olympic Association and if required seek the advice of the Prime Minister before arriving at a final decision.

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    indian super league 2017 schedule

    indian super league 2017 points table