High officers of the cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will push for revival of bilateral ties towards India in the course of the forty seventh FIH Congress in New Delhi subsequent month. PHF officers will likely be taking on the difficulty of resuming bilateral collection towards India at impartial venues on the sidelines of the forty seventh Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) Statutory Congress.
The assembly is scheduled from Might 19 to 23 within the Indian capital. A high PHF official stated it is a crucial assembly because the FIH president and govt board members will likely be elected for the following 4 years.
“The meeting will give us an opportunity to talk to the Indian hockey federation officials on the possibility of reviving bilateral ties that could benefit Pakistan and India and the hockey followers in both countries,” he stated. PHF president Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and secretary Asif Bajwa are getting ready to fly out for the assembly and have already utilized for Indian visas.
The official stated that Pakistan is eager to revive bilateral collection even at impartial venues as it’s badly in want of funds and believes solely a collection with India can permit them to earn good cash from broadcasting rights, sponsors, advertisers and so forth. Pakistan and India haven’t had any bilateral hockey ties within the final decade and PHF officers need to “convince their Indian counterparts of the financial benefits for both federations” from enjoying towards one another.
He recalled that 10 years in the past each Pakistan and India have been frequently enjoying residence and away collection.