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FIH junior World Cup 2021: Pakistan hockey coach Danish Kaleem feels lack of job opportunities for players affecting sport

FIH junior World Cup 2021: Pakistan hockey coach Danish Kaleem feels lack of job alternatives for gamers affecting sport | Different Sports activities Information

The Pakistan staff have been one of many powerhouses when it got here to the game of hockey. Pakistan hockey staff have an enviable report of being three-time Olympic champions (1960, 1968 and 1984) and four-time World Cup winners (1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994) however the sport has been on the decline within the current 12 months.
Pakistan males’s senior hockey facet have now did not qualify for the Olympics in 2016 and 2021 in Tokyo Olympics, whereas India went on to win the bronze medal from the self-discipline this 12 months. Now the junior Pakistan hockey staff is in India for the FIH Hockey Males’s Junior World Cup 2021 in Bhubaneshwar after being denied Indian visa again in 2016.
Pakistan junior males’s hockey staff head coach Danish Kaleem believes ‘lack of job alternatives’ for hockey gamers has led to say no of the game within the nation. “There could be plenty of causes for the decline of hockey in Pakistan. Job alternatives for hockey gamers are very restricted which prevents kids from taking on the game. It may be one of many causes which can have affected our hockey staff’s efficiency,” Kaleem mentioned throughout a digital media convention forward of the Junior World Cup on Monday (November 22).
Simply 3 days away from the FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021.
The match begins on twenty fourth November.
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Pakistan have been clubbed in Pool D with Germany, Pakistan, Egypt and Argentina with their opening recreation towards the Germans on Wednesday (November 24). The Pakistan junior males’s hockey captain Abdul Rana agreed along with his coach.
“Our hockey is consistently enhancing and we’re making efforts to get again to the place we have been on the world stage previously. I’m certain that this staff will have the ability to usher a optimistic change in Pakistan hockey and we’ll have the ability to shock the entire world,” Abdul Rana mentioned.
India shall be heading into the junior males’s World Cup because the defending champions and they’re in Group B, together with Canada, France, and Poland. The India junior facet, led by Vivek Sagar Prasad, shall be seeking to retain the celebrated trophy.
Since COVID-19 struck final 12 months, Pakistan junior staff very like the Indian facet haven’t had any worldwide match within the lead as much as the World Cup. “We had plenty of home tournaments on the junior degree, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) organised nationwide camps usually and likewise we performed plenty of matches towards the senior facet and senior home sides as nicely,” head coach Kaleem knowledgeable.
Kaleem was a part of the teaching facet with the Pakistan senior staff again in 2018 through the hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. “I’ve plenty of expertise in circumstances right here. We organised our preparatory camp in Karachi as a result of climate there may be fairly much like Bhubaneswar. I’m certain juniors will be a focus for the world with their efficiency right here,” he added.
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