KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey group suffered a significant blow forward of the Asian Video games when its best participant Abdul Hanan Shahid was dominated out of the continental sporting pinnacle.
An official of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) confirmed to Geo Information that Hanan has been dominated out of the Asian Video games as a result of a hairline fracture in his left index finger.
“We’re making preparations to get approval for a substitute,” the official instructed Geo.
He confirmed that Abdul Hanan Shahid, who has scored 10 targets in 25 outings for Pakistan, suffered the damage throughout the just lately held Marri Petroleum’s Azadi Cup Hockey event.
The 17-year-old ahead was just lately declared rising participant of the event on the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in India. He was additionally the perfect participant in Junior Asia Cup and Pakistan was banking on his expertise for the Asian Video games.
Hanan additionally confirmed the event on his social media account.
“As a result of a fracture in my finger, I’m not capable of take part within the Asian Video games, 2023. It was my dream to play Asian Video games for Pakistan however sadly, I can’t. Greatest needs for Pakistan,” he posted on the social media discussion board “X”, previously generally known as Twitter.
One other participant, Aqeel Ahmed, is affected by a again damage, nevertheless the PHF hasn’t made a closing resolution on his exclusion from the Asian Video games squad.
They’re ready for additional exams to evaluate his damage.
Nonetheless, Ahtisham Aslam — who was affected by eye points — is getting higher and PHF is hopeful that he’ll be out there for the Asian Video games.
Pakistan is essentially the most profitable group within the historical past of Asian Video games Hockey with 8 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and three bronze medals. Nonetheless, they completed 4th within the earlier Asian Video games held in Indonesia after dropping to India within the bronze medal match.
The Inexperienced Shirts are grouped with Bangladesh, India, Japan, Singapore, and Uzbekistan and this 12 months’s Asian Video games they usually’ll kick off their marketing campaign on 24 September with the sport in opposition to Singapore.