OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is trying to revive international hockey in the country and in this regard, the PHF officials met with presidents of various federations of the world and Malaysian team is expected to visit Pakistan this year. PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa revealed on Thursday during the talk with mediamen at the National Hockey Stadium after his return from Malaysia after attending the Asian Hockey Federation meeting held to finalise the 2012 hockey calendar. He said that Malaysian team is expected to visit Pakistan this year for this purpose a three-member Malaysian team will visit to monitor security situation in Pakistan. Bajwa said that according to 2012 Asian Hockey Calendar, Pakistan will host Asian Club Hockey Championship and Indoor Asia Hockey Cup in Lahore and Islamabad respectively in 2012. The federations of both the countries were in regular contact, he said and added that the PHF is hopeful of holding the Pakistan, Indian hockey series in a befitting manner. The Pakistan High Commission will soon meet the officials of the Indian Hockey Federation to finalise this series. He expressed the hope that the series would be in September or November this year. While replying a query, Asif Bajwa said that International Hockey Federation has granted permission to IHF to organise hockey league and if any player wanted to appear in this league, the PHF will have no objection for his appearance in league as it will provide international exposure and monitory benefits to them. It will also help in strengthening the relations of both the countries. Talking about the performance of Pakistani players, he said they need more improvement, but he also shown his satisfaction over the teams performance in Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament. If players continue playing like this then we will achieve our set targets in near future, Bajwa concluded.