Pakistan hockey team captain Rizwan Senior has said that the team needs to take part in international events to get maximum international exposure and confidence to play against the best in the business.
Rizwan also praised President Brig (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar who always tries his best to promote hockey and its players.
“I am playing for Pakistan for the last decade and I can easily claim that after a long time, the green shirts are back on right track and this is purely due to the personal efforts of Brig Khokhar.” he said.
Rizwan said that without investing heavily, Pakistan hockey can’t reach to the top.
“I can assure if Prime Minister Imran Khan releases substantial grant for the federation, results will be highly positive.” added Rizwan
Looking into the affairs of Hockey, Pakistan’s Dr Fehmida Mirza said that the government would decide about the grant only after the Task Force on Sports (TFS) finalises its recommendations.
“First let the task force finalises its recommendations, only then will the ministry take any decision regarding the funding,” Dr Fehmida said.
“We first want to know if their performance justifies the grant they got from the federal government,” the minister said.