Pakistan is set to host an international hockey event after nearly 19 years with the Olympic qualifying rounds to the country for early next year. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) allocated the qualifier match to Pakistan, which last hosted an FIH event back in 2004, will host eight teams in Lahore from January 13 to 24 next year, which would be the first match in 20 years for Pakistani hockey fans.
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The Asia Cup 2023 is set to begin from August 31 to September 17, confirmed the Asian Cricket Council on June 15. The tournament will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal with the teams competing in a total of 13 ODI matches. The tournament will be held in a hybrid model, of which four matches will be hosted by Pakistan, whereas remaining by Sri Lanka.
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After Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan also backed out of their proposed ‘Hybrid Model’, hosts Pakistan may pull out of the Asia Cup 2023 in September. As per ‘Hybrid Model’ proposed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi, Pakistan were to conduct 3 to 4 games of the Asia Cup in their country, while the rest of the matches involving India could be held at a neutral venue.
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