ANISUDDIN KHAN KARACHI - The International Hockey Federation has distorted the classical game of field hockey by making innumerable changes in the laws of the game but the biggest distortion occurred in the definition of "hat-trick: when it conveniently described three goals scored by a player, excluding penalty shoot out goals as a hat-trick though the element of trick is missing from that feat. The previous definition of a hat-trick was, when a player scored three goals consecutively in one match but in definition a player who scores three goals is credited with a hat-trick though the element of a trick from that achievement is missing. In the ongoing PIA 26th National women's hockey, a number of players had recorded a number of hat tricks only because they had scored three goals a number of time in high scoring matches but not successively. The technical committee of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) should come out with the right technical definition of a hat-trick which could be placed in two categories, One that calls scoring of three goals simple hat-trick and the other a 'classic' or original hat-trick when a player scores three goals without any interruption. There are several variations of the definition, includes: (1)--a 'perfect' hat-trick is when player scores one goal with their right foot, one with their left foot and one goal with a header. (2) A 'flawless' hat-trick which differs in that the three goals must be scored consecutively and within one period of play. (3) A 'classic' hat-trick occurs when a player scores all his goals consecutively in a single half of a game. 4) A natural hat-trick is when a player scores three consecutive goals in the same game uninterrupted by any other scoring. Definition of hat-trick: (sports) three consecutive scores by one player in one game The hat-trick in sports often refers to scoring three times in succession. A hat-trick is the accomplishment of a player scoring three goals in the same game (some definitions also requires the goals to be consecutive). Its use to describe this achievement originates with cricket in England, when a player who took three wickets in a row was given a special hat-trick to commemorate it, and is now used in virtually every sport. There is also 'The perfect hat-trick' where a player scores with his left foot, right foot and a header, in any order. In sport, a hat-trick (or hat-trick) means to achieve a positive feat in the sport three times during a game, or other achievements based on threes. A hat-trick occurs in cricket when a bowler dismisses three batsmen with consecutive deliveries. A hat-trick occurs in association football when a player scores three goals in a single game. In common with other official record-keeping rules, goals in a penalty shootout are excluded from the tally. A hat-trick in lacrosse is when a player scores three goals in one game. However, since lacrosse is more of a high-scoring game than hockey or soccer, the accomplishment is not as rare as in hockey or soccer, and good players may pick up hat-tricks easily. A hat-trick in motor racing is deemed as three successive races win, winning the same event three times in a row, or when a driver secures pole position, sets the fastest lap and wins the race. Marbles: In marbles, a hat-trick occurs when a player hits all marbles in a single turn. Scrabble: In scrabble, a hat-trick occurs when a player plays three consecutive bingos. Darts: In darts, a hat-trick occurs when a player hits the Bulls eye (target) with all three darts in a single turn.