World XI Hockey team will arrive in Pakistan on 10th of next month to play two-match series against Pakistan team.
This was announced by Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation, Shahbaz Ahmad. He said that the first match will be played in Karachi on Tuesday while the team will play its second match on 14th of next month in Lahore. Shahbaz added that Karachi’s match will be played under light and the match at Lahore will be a day affair.
He said the prime objective of induction of players in hall of fame is to develop a new culture to give recognition to those foreign and home players who excelled in the game at highest level.
Shahbaz Ahmad said the tour of the World XI will be a way forward to bring back international hockey to Pakistan and to organize the Pakistan Hockey League in April next year in a befitting manner.
The Secretary said a special function of nomination of world’s former top players for the ‘Hall of Fame ‘ will be held on 12th of next month at Karachi in which a number of foreign and home players will be honoured with their induction.