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I was very good in both but I preferred our national sport [hockey]. The year-old seasoned centre-forward, once regarded Pakistani men pictures one of the best young Pakistani men pictures in world hockey, is able to just about make ends meet now by playing professional hockey leagues in England, the Netherlands and Malaysia. I pity the kids when I see them playing hockey. Abbasi, born the year Pakistan clinched the last of its three Olympic gold medals Los Angeleswon several medals while representing the national team more than times from to But such is the state of hockey in Pakistan that the former captain is not alone in his struggles.

Pakistan has suffered a shocking and continuous decline from being consistently among the top four to languishing at 18th in the latest rankings. The Tokyo Olympics are the second consecutive time that Pakistan have missed the multi-sport event. It also failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in history and finished a dismal 12th in the edition.

For a country that has won three Olympic golds and a record four World Cup titles, missing out on back-to-back Olympic Games is nothing less than a catastrophe for the followers.

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It used to be a matter of huge pride for us. We grew up playing hockey on the streets but now our kids know nothing about the sport because we are nowhere to be seen in a sport that we ruled for decades. Two silver medals and one gold followed in the next three Olympics before a bronze in as the team consolidated its position among the superpowers.

Its first missed podium came at Seoul before it managed a bronze medal in Barcelona four years later — their last Olympic medal to date. Some experts believe the introduction of artificial turf in the s started to affect the performance of Pakistani and Indian players. The game evolved over the years, demanding better fitness but analysts say Pakistan were left behind in Pakistani men pictures race. Pakistan Hockey Federation PHF officials have faced allegations of embezzlement and misuse of government funds besides being widely criticised for poor planning.

They did not give opportunities to players on merit. In our time as players, we were lucky to have such officials who sincerely worked for the game. Politics at club level has also ruined the sport. Venues in big cities like Pakistani men pictures were centralised, making them inaccessible to local players.

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Talent still exists but the government Pakistani men pictures patronise the game like it used to be in the past. Departments must give jobs to hockey players, who must be safeguarded financially. Abbasi echoed those views, terming the introduction of leagues crucial for the revival of hockey in the country.

Retired Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar is the current PHF president, holding the post sincewhile former player Asif Bajwa is Pakistani men pictures as a secretary sincein his second term in the office. Despite theperformance and ranking, Bajwa, who represented Pakistan from toargued hockey is not in a hopeless state.

It was a disastrous decision. But Bajwa, who also served in the same post from toadmitted a lot of work was needed to bring the game back on track. We need funds for that but we are not as rich as our cricket board. Changes like replacing wooden sticks with graphite sticks have increased the costs. Astroturf too requires a lot of funding. We are working with provincial governments and working on establishing centres at regional level. We will soon start working on promotion of the game in schools. Once this pandemic is over and things start getting back on track, we will definitely make a turnaround.

But former Pakistan goalkeeper Imran Butt, who played international hockey from toremains unconvinced. Only the implementation of a proper plan is the way forward for us. There is plenty of soul searching going on in South Asia as the debate rages as to how to stop the decline of hockey in former superpowers India and Pakistan.

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