Thursday, February 23, 2012


The fact that MHC is incompetent is well documented and it became more apparent when at its first Executive Board meeting they decided that another four secretaries were required to give MHC the extra edge administratively.

Never mind the fact that some existing staff within MHC who act as if that they are gods gift to Malaysian Hockey are lobbying hard to be one of the four when it is apparent that they should merely take instructions but have in the Aston dictated terms to sub committees.

Well surfing through the Internet in the wee hours of the morning led me to an interesting finding , that Malaysia are participating in a 4 Nation event in Pakistan early April.

It is bad enough that the media have to contend with a struggling, beleaguered and sorry looking website of MHC for information, the very fact that even updates or results of the various national teams not made available on their official site.

But how is it that the Pakistani media are aware of our participation when MHC never made this disclosure public.

Read on and cringe on the incompetence as they all hide behind the President of MHC ......

LAHORE: While the Hockey India (HI) confirmed on Tuesday its participation in the four-nation tournament proposed by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the negotiations are under way to convince South Africa to also authenticate its participation.

Well-informed sources told Dawn that the prospects of holding the tournament in Lahore in the second week of April are bright after HI’s confirmation.

The sources said that India, currently playing the qualifying round at home for the London Olympics, also need such events to prepare the team for the extravaganza. Therefore, hopes are high with regard to the Indian team’s visit to Pakistan.

South Africa is also a contender at the London Olympics and the competition would be a great opportunity for them to get prepared in the lead-up to the Olympics, the sources said, adding that the PHF has received positive response from the South African authorities and a final confirmation is expected in a couple of weeks.

They claimed that Malaysia as fourth nation of the event have already confirmed their participation and if South Africa opt for the tournament, a hockey extravaganza in the country after a long time will boost sports in the country.

The sources said the recent Chinese team’s visit to Pakistan has given a positive message to the world besides helping clear foreign teams’ doubts about security situation.

It is pertinent to mention that the PHF plans to provide at least 20 international matches to Pakistan before the Olympics.

Besides this tournament, Azlan Shah Cup in April, a European tour and later on some matches in London before the start of the Olympics are on the cards.