Uncertainty surrounds Pakistan's participation in FIH Nations Cup.

LAHORE -- Pakistan men's team's participation in the FIH Nations Cup is uncertain as the national side is yet to receive funds for the event.

According to sources, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has not received any response from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) despite approaching the latter thrice for funds.

The Pakistan team is supposed to leave on November 22 for South Africa, ahead of the FIH Nations Cup, but it still doesn't have money for tickets and accommodation.

If Pakistan team doesn't participate in the event, the FIH could take severe action against the PHF since the latter has already communicated that they will feature in the tournament.

It must be noted that the PHF Secretary Haider Hussain had also highlighted the importance of Pakistan's participation in the upcoming FIH Nations Cup, after the Green Shirts won bronze medal in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2022.

'Participation in FIH Nations Cup is very important for us. Winning the event will help us qualify for the Olympics, where we haven't played for the past eight years,' said Hussain.

'We don't have funds for our trip to South Africa, which is why I want to request the prime minister [Shehbaz Sharif] to help us in this regard,' he added. 'Not participating in the FIH Nations Cup will also affect the team's ranking.'

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