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Junior Hockey World Cup: PHF Announces Pakistan Squad

The Pakistan Hockey Federation has revealed the 20-member squad set to compete in the upcoming FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup, scheduled from 5th to 16th December 2023 at Malaysia National Hockey Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

Leading the team will be forward Abdul Hanan Shahid, with Dutch-Origin Roelant Oltmans at the helm as head coach. Oltmans boasts prior coaching experience with national teams including the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, and Malaysia.

The complete squad comprises Ali Raza (Goalkeeper), Arbaz Ahmad, Sufyan Khan, Ghazanfar, Murtaza Yaqoob, Zikriya Hayat, Arshad Liaqat, Abdul Rehman, Hanan Shahid (Captain), Abuzar, Arbaz Ayaz, Abdul Rafay (Goalkeeper), Abdul Manan, M Ammad, Ahtisham, Basharat Ali, Aqeel Ahmed, Ali Murtaza, Umer Mustafa, and Abdul Qayyum.