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Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take up the controversial issue that occurred after the semi-final against India at the FIH level.

“We are going to approach the FIH and discuss these issues with them at the forthcoming Executive Board meeting,” Mujahid, a former Olympian, said.

He said that it was disappointing for the PHF that after pressure exerted by Hockey India officials the tournament director had reversed his decision of not taking any disciplinary action against the Pakistani players for their celebrations after the win over India.

“First he was satisfied with the explanation given by the Pakistan team coach. Later he imposed a ban on two players and issued warning to one player,” he added.

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