ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has written a letter to the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) to seek its advice on resuming hockey activities in the country. The federation’s secretary Asif Bajwa last month had announced to hold Hockey’s League by the end of ongoing month and the first round of national tray championship in September-October. “Yes, we have announced to hold these events, but we can’t hold these in present circumstances. The month of Moharram has also started and it is not appropriate to hold any event right now,” Bajwa said on Tuesday. “We will only be able to resume activities if the government allows us to do so. We have written a letter to the IPC Secretary to seek guidance and will only be able to hold these events when we get a go ahead signal,” he added. According to Bajwa, the federation gives utmost priority to the players’ safety and there would be no compromise on that. “We have talked to national head coach Khawaja Junaid and junior team coach Danish Kaleem on resumption of hockey activities. “The players are also eager to be back to action, but their safety is our collective responsibility.” 

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