The players will be joining a training camp in Birmingham, prior to the Olympic contests. The 18-member national team, until July, 22 will be training itself at the Cannock hockey club and will play practice matches against the host club and Scotland teams.
“We have made good preparation for the Olympics. We are hopeful for better contest in the event,” Akhtar Rasool, the head coach of the team told reporter at Lahore airport.
Skipper Sohaib Abbas said that the event would be tough task, adding that their first target would be to qualify for the semi-final.
Pakistan squad: Sohail Abbas (skipper), Imran Shah, Imran Butt (Goal Keeper), Mohammad Irfan, Syed Kashif Shah, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Rizwan Junior, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mahmood, Mohammad Tauseeq, Waseem Ahmed, Shafqat Rasool, Rehan Butt, Mohammad Rizwan Senior, Mohammad Umer Bhatta.