LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation has announced 16 members team for the International Festival of Hockey in Melbourne, Australia scheduled from November 8-12.

In the men's event, Pakistan , hosts Australia, New Zealand, and Japan is the competing sides.

M.Irfan (Sr) is the captain with Umar Bhutta as his vice-captain.

Team:

Amjad Ali, M.Irfan, Abubakr Mahmood, Atif Mushtaq,Hassan Anwar, Ammad Shakeel Butt,
Tasawwar Abbas, M.Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Shajeeh Ahmed, Shan Irshad, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Ajaz Ahmed,Bilal Qadir & Khizer Akhtar

Officials:

Farhat Khan (Manager/Head Coach), Malik Shafqat (Coach) & Muhammad Sarwar (Coach)

Dr. Atif Bashir (Team Doctor) Abuzar Umrao (Video Analyst)

The team includes five players who have won selection for the National side for the first time:
Khizer Akhtar (Tando Jam, district Hyderabad), Shajeeh Ahmed (Sargodha), Hassan Anwar (Faisalabad), Bilal Qadir (Pir Mahal, district Toba Tek Singh) & Shan Irshad (Sheikhupura)