• Thursday, October 06, 2022

Hockey

Pakistan look ahead after Trophy row

By: Keerthi Mohan

PAKISTAN have “learnt” their lessons from the 2014 Champions Trophy controversy and are prepared to handle the crowd pressure in the hockey World Cup in India, said captain Muhammad Rizwan senior. Four years ago, some Pakistani players had gone overboard with their celebrations after their semi-final win over India, triggering a major row. Two Pakistani players were banned by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for their obscene gestures. “It was not a pleasant experience, we have learnt from that,” Pakistan skipper said. “We have discussed that incident and it is behind us now. This time we know we need to…

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