No hasty announcement for captain to be made: chief selector

KARACHI: Chief selector Hanif Khan said that selecting seniors does not mean that they must be a part of the team. Who ever is fully fit at the camp would be included in the team.

Talking with media at the Hockey Club of Pakistan stadium, the chief selector said that no hasty decision would be taken in announcing the appointment of captain of the hockey team.

Hanif Khan said that if a captain is important in the cricket team then coach have more powers than captain in the hockey team.

He said that if he would be asked for a new captain then he would advise him and it is the job of the Pakistan Hockey Federation to announce the name of the captain.

Hanif said that there was very little time for preparations for the Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament due to which enough experiments of training cannot be made.

He said that it is not necessary to include those players in the team who requested for leave from the camp to take rest.

The chief selector said that this message is also for other seniors at the camp that if they do not pass fitness test then it is not mandatory for them to be selected.