Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan hockey team leave for India on Saturday


LAHORE – Pakistan hockey team will leave for India on Saturday morning to participate in the Hockey World Cup 2018 to be held in Bhubaneswar, capital of India’s the Eastern State of Odisha.

The team will enter India via Wagah border, and then they will fly from Amritsar to the venue.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s Advisor Murtaza Wahab confirmed that the Sindh government has given the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) a grant of Rs100 million.

The PHF had earlier asked the Sindh government for Rs80 million before the World Cup which it is yet to receive. However, reports suggest that HAIER has given the hockey federation Rs90 million in sponsorship money.

Similarly, the property tycoon, Malik Riaz’s son gave Rs100,000 to each player during training camp in Lahore.

Further, Rs1.75 million of the grant given by the Sindh government will be given to the players and the management as a daily allowance.

Hockey World Cup 2018 will feature hosts India, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, New Zealand, and Pakistan, and will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16.