KARACHI (APP) Top former Olympians Wednesday asked the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) to get rid of its secretary Asif Bajwa who is also holding positions of manager-cum-chief coach of Pakistan team following disappointing performance in the World Cup in New Delhi. This is a big debacle for Pakistan hockey as they lost to India after 35 years in World Cup and suffered first defeat against South Africa in 63 years, Islahuddin, former Pakistan captain, manager and chief coach of hockey team said. Other former Olympians including Shahnaz Shaikh, Ayaz Mahmood, Mansoor Ahmed, Muhammad Saqlain and Naveed Alam and others held Asif Bajwa mainly responsible for the disastrous performance of the team going to battle for the lowest 11th and 12th spot with Canada. Appearing in a private TV Channel Sports Show, ex-Olympians Islah, Ayaz, Mansoor and Naveed were of the view that like in 1986 when Pakistan team finished 11th in London both coach legendary Anwar Khan and Brig (retd) Ashraf were banned after the debacle. If team management took the credit for fine performances in Asia Cup, World Cup qualifiers and Champions Trophy qualifiers, they should take the whole blame for World Cup flop and face the music, Islahuddin said. However, the Olympians refrained from lashing at PHF chief Zia and instead complimented him for bringing finances into the sporty. Bajwa worked under me during my tenure as chief coach of Pakistan junior hockey team. He had defensive approach and we developed differences on the same because I believed in attacking hockey philosophy, Ayaz Mahmood said. Commenting on Shahid Ali Khans performance, he said former Pakistan goalkeeper is not a qualified coach and he had a stint with Malaysian team as goal-keeping coach. Like Asif Bajwa, Shahid is also fully responsible for worst-ever performances, he asserted. Islahuddin, under whom Pakistan team finished highly disappointing in Asia Cup in Chennai in 2007, said that both Bajwa and Shahid made tall claims before leaving for India but flopped totally. How one can defend such a highly disappointing performances of the team and they should be shown the door, Ayaz said. He added in retaining the same management for Asian Games in China later in October this year would be a criminal act. Almost all the Olympians called for comprehensive investigation into the PHF affairs and teams disastrous showing in India. It was a shameful performance by the team and responsibility lay with the team management, Islahuddin added. PHF chief and ex-Olympian Qasim Zia said he was highly disappointed with the team performance and he will be meeting the team officials and players on their return from India to know causes of debacle. He said Asif Bajwa was an elected secretary of PHF and cannot be instantly removed before getting report from him. All the Olympians feared that Pakistan team management may make senior players scapegoat to avoid public backlash. Naveed Alam described the last years elections of the PHF as fraud. He said Asif Bajwa is bent upon destroying hockey with his close associates. Naveed Alam, a Pakistan team coach during Beijing Olympics 2008, and is involve in a legal battle with present PHF regime for alleged financial bungling, said removal of Asif Bajwa is necessary to save the game. He appealed to Qasim Zia to take immediate remedial steps to save his damaging personal reputation as well as of hockey by supporting the officials tested for their alleged incompetency. Chief selector and Pakistans former spearhead Hasan Sardar blamed the senior players instead of management for the poor showing in India.