LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) issued show cause notices to seven hockey players who participated in the recently-concluded controversial World Hockey Series (WSH) in India.

Those who have been issued show notices are Rehan Butt, Waseem Ahmad, Tariq Aziz, Zeeshan Ashraf, Adnan Maqsood, Shakeel Abbasi and Imran Warsi.

"They have violated the constitution of the PHF by taking part in the event which was declared unsanctioned by the International Hockey Federation (FIH),” said PHF secretary M Asif Bajwa here on Friday.

"These players have been asked to appear before the PHF disciplinary committee on May 7 to explain their point of view," he concluded.