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There can be plenty of ways to look at the World XI vs Pakistan XI Hall of Fame Tour that ended on Sunday, with Pakistan’s young boys playing out a 3-3 draw against the experienced stars of yesteryears in their second match of the series in Lahore. For the record, World...
Salman Akbar
Former Pakistan goalkeeper Salman Akbar hailed the World XI vs Pakistan XI two-match series, but said the country needed to do “much more” to regain the lost glory and their place back in world hockey. A veteran of over 200 games and member of the 2010 Asian Games gold medal...
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Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium is set to host the second of the two-match World XI vs Pakistan XI Hall of Fame hockey series, as the teams reached the city on Saturday. World XI, led by Holland's Roderick Weusthof, defeated a young Pakistan XI 5-1 in the opening match in Karachi and...
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Some of the best yesteryear stars of world hockey in action, the young and sprightly team from Pakistan enthralling the home crowd, and a mix of music and entertainment… these scenes at Karachi’s Abdul Sattar Edhi Stadium made for a perfect Friday evening as a World XI team, led by Holland’s...
PhilBurrowNewzealand
Former New Zealand hockey striker Phil Burrows is unable to forget the league match against Pakistan in the 2004 Champions Trophy in Lahore. New Zealand were at the receiving end, losing the game 1-3 but even after 14 years, the “roar of the 50,000 plus” crowd at the National...
Amjad Ali Hockey
A total of 11 international players from top hockey-playing countries are set to face a young Pakistan team in the series that has been named as the World XI and Hall of Fame tour to Pakistan. For the Pakistan players and the fans, the two-match series offers a double bonanza....
Rehan butt
It was a warm, winter day in 2004. Close to 50,000 people had gathered at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore as Pakistan and India lined up for the third-place playoff match in the Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament. The passionate crowd celebrated loudly as Pakistan edged India 3-2 in...
Grant Schubert
Named World Hockey’s Young Player of the Year in 2003, Striker Grant Schubert has been central to Australia’s successful sojourn in international hockey. A forward par excellence, Schubert was a member of the gold medal winning team in the 2004 Olympic Games — the Kookaburras’ only Olympic hockey gold so far...
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Fourteen years is a long time for a nation to bring along a number of changes but for Pakistan sport, particularly hockey, time seemed to have stood still since 2004. The Last time an international tournament of repute was held in Pakistan —  was back in 2004, when they hosted the...
RicCharlesworth
He is among the most famed coaches in world hockey. Think of accolades and there isn’t anything that Ric Charlesworth of Australia hasn’t achieved in his decorated career. He was a member of the Australian hockey team having played 227 matches, and captained the team in the 1980 and the 1984 Olympics. When he...
Sohail Abbas
A plethora of current and former hockey stars are set to arrive in Pakistan this week, as the country begins its effort to revive the sport in its backyard. A two-match hockey series — a brainchild of former cricketer and Pakistan Cricket Board marketing director Badar Rafai — is set...