14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction

Sep 10, 2012, 10:29 IST | IANS

The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from January 5 to February 3 next year

Rated among the world’s best drag-flick exponents, Abbas has scored the most international goals in the history of hockey. He has scored 349 goals. The exciting 19-year-old forward Ali Shan, who was among the final 20 probables for the Olympic Games, joins 13 players from the Pakistan squad that finished seventh in the London Games earlier this year.

“We are delighted that the cream of Pakistan’s Olympic Games squad has made itself available to play in the Hockey India League,” Hockey India secretary-general and chairman Narinder Batra said.

Pakistan Hockey Federation President Qasim Zia and Secretary Muhammad Asif Bajwa said they were happy that 14 players would be part of the HIL Auction.

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