Prime officers of the cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will push for revival of bilateral ties towards India through the 47th FIH Congress in New Delhi subsequent month.
PHF officers will probably be taking over the difficulty of resuming bilateral collection towards India at impartial venues on the sidelines of the 47th Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) Statutory Congress.
The assembly is scheduled from Might 19 to 23 within the Indian capital.
A prime PHF official mentioned it is a crucial assembly because the FIH president and government board members will probably be elected for the following 4 years.
“The assembly will give us a chance to speak to the Indian hockey federation officers on the potential for reviving bilateral ties that might profit Pakistan and India and the hockey followers in each international locations,” he mentioned.
PHF president Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and secretary Asif Bajwa are making ready to fly out for the assembly and have already utilized for Indian visas.
The official mentioned 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 enable them to earn good cash from broadcasting rights, sponsors, advertisers and many others.
Pakistan and India haven’t had any bilateral hockey ties within the final decade and PHF officers need to “persuade their Indian counterparts of the monetary advantages for each federations” from taking part in towards one another.
He recalled that 10 years in the past each Pakistan and India have been recurrently taking part in residence and away collection.