ISLAMABAD: Hasan Sardar was appointed as the chairman selection committee while Brig (rtd) Manzoor Hussain Atif was named as the advisor to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Qasim Zia, in a fresh reshuffle made on Thursday.
Hasan will head the five-member selection committee that includes Farhat Khan, Rana Mujahid, Mohammad Shafique and Khalid Bashir.
The PHF president at a press briefing in Lahore on Thursday also announced former secretary PHF Brig (rtd) Atif as his advisor.
Qamar Ibrahim has been named chief coach of the junior team with Danish Kaleem and Ahmed Alam appointed as assistant coaches.
“We have delayed naming the senior team management. Junior team officials were named considering the fact that the India team arrives in Pakistan on November 11 to play a five Test match series, “Asif Bajwa, the PHF secretary, said.
The Indian team will play a Test match each at Karachi (November 12), Rawalpindi (November 14), Faisalabad (November 16), Sialkot (November 18) and Lahore (November 20).
Following initial trials on October 26-27, the final trials to select the junior team will be held on November 2 at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Karachi.
The PHF has also formed a Research and Development section headed by the PHF president. It will include secretary PHF, head coaches of senior and junior teams, chairman selection committee and advisor to PHF president.