Touqeer Dar
Inframe : Tooqeer Das / Photo Credits : Hockey India

Pakistan hockey chief coach Touqeer Dar resigned from the role of chief coach.

Danish Kaleem has also stepped down as assistant coach. Their resignations came shortly after Pakistan’s exit from the 2018 Hockey World Cup in India.

Pakistan played a total of four matches during the World Cup but were unable to bag even one victory.

They lost 1-0 to Germany and 5-1 to Netherlands in their group D matches, while a 1-1 draw was churned out against Malaysia.

Tauqir said his assignment was only for the World Cup, and he has conveyed to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) that he is no more available for the job.

“I am quite satisfied with my work at grassroots level, running Dar Hockey Academy [in Lahore], and am not interested in any PHF post.” he said.

Tauqir, a member of the Pakistan team which last won Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angles Games, said he took charge as team’s head coach just 20 days before the World Cup as Hasan asked him to do so.

Earlier, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Khalid Sajjad Khokhar had formed a four-member commission to investigate the reasons behind team’s depressing performance. The commission will report in 15 days.