Pakistan’s hockey squad have left for the Indonesian city of Jakarta on Friday evening to take part in the 2018 Asia Cup.
The team will take part in a training camp in Jakarta for a week and will then play its first match against Thailand on August 20.
Pakistan will also play against Oman, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
The side had earlier said its participation was subject to the release of their salaries. The players complained that the board has not paid them a single penny for the past six months
They confirmed their participation in the tournament after Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brigadier (retd) Muhammad Sajjad Khokhar assured the team that all dues will be cleared.
Pakistan has to perform well in the Asian Games if their participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is to be confirmed.
PAKISTAN NATIONAL TEAM FOR ASIAN GAMES 2018
|Abu Bakar Mahmood||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Defender||Faisalabad, Pakistan|
|Ajaz Ahmad||WAPDA||Striker (Left out)||Faisalabad|
|Ali Shan||SSGC||Forward (Left out)||Kasur|
|Amjad Ali (GK)||SSGC||Goal Keeper||Toba Tak Singh|
|Ammad Shakeel Butt||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Defender||Sialkot, Pakistan|
|Imran Butt (GK)||PIA||Goal Keeper||Lahore|
|Junaid Manzoor||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Left Half||Bahawalpur, Pakistan|
|Mubashar Ali||SSGC||Defender (Left Full Back)||Toba Tek Singh|
|Muhammad Atiq Arshad||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Striker (Left In)||Toba Tak Singh|
|Muhammad Dilber||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Striker||Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan|
|Muhammad Faisal Qadir||National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)||Defender||Dera Ghazi Khan|
|Muhammad Irfan Sr.||PIA||Defender (Full back)||Toba Tak Singh|
|Muhammad Rizwan Sr.||Army||Striker (Left In)||Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan|
|Muhammad Toseeq Arshad||WAPDA||Mid Fielder||Bahawalpur|
|Muhammad Umar Bhutta||WAPDA||Striker (Right In)||Bahawalpur|
|Rashid Mehmood||NAVY||Mid Fielder||Bhawalpur|
|Shafqat Rasool||PIA||Striker||Lahore (Toba Tek Singh)|
Pakistan Pool Matches Schedule:
|04:00 PM||20th Aug||Pakistan||v||Thailand|
|12:00 PM||22nd Aug||Pakistan||v||Oman|
|04:00 PM||24th Aug||Indonesia||v||Pakistan|
|06:00 PM||26th Aug||Pakistan||v||Malaysia|
|10:00 AM||28th Aug||Bangladesh||v||Pakistan|