LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) invited the Malaysian hockey team to tour Pakistan in February next year and waiting to the reply from the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF).

This was stated by secretary PHF Asif Bajwa at a news conference here on Wednesday after the meeting of the PHF Executive Board presided over by its president Qasim Zia.

Asif Bajwa said that the PHF invited the Malaysian team for a Test series against Pakistanís senior team or to feature in a triangular series involving Pakistan senior, junior and the Malyasian team.

He hoped that the MHF would reply in a week

He said it is imperative to keep involved Pakistan senior team in international hockey and that is why PHF is exploring every possibility to arrange events at home.

Bajwa said training camp of Pakistan senior team would begin in January and the team would start its preparation to face the Malaysian team.

The PHF secretary said that the Pakistan hockey teams would take part in the Azlan Shah Tournament in April in Malaysia besides taking part in Asia Cup in March in Dubai. Pakistan would also send its junior team to Malaysia in March April for a test series.