Asif Bajwa

  • PHF secretary Asif Bajwa resigns after team's failure September 11, 2013

    Karachi: The under-fire secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Asif Bajwa resigned from his post on Wednesday after the national team failed to qualify for the FIH World Cup for the first time since 1971. Bajwa, a former Olympian, submitted his resignation to the Executive Board of the federation which...
  • Pakistan unlikely to send players for 2014 HIL September 2, 2013

    Ipoh: Pakistan did not play in the inaugural Hockey India League and it is extremely unlikely that they will also feature in the next year's event as Pakistan Hockey Federation is reluctant to send its players to India because of the current tension prevailing between the two nations. PHF secretary Asif...
  • Pakistan threaten to pull out of FIH Junior World Cup March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A miffed Pakistan has threatened to pull out of the FIH Junior World Cup to be held in India later this year, a day after the Indian government has cancelled the proposed bilateral series between the two nations. "We may pull out of the Junior WC to be held...
  • India to host Pakistan for hockey series in April March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan hockey team will step into India for a five-match series beginning April 5, which will end the seven-year hiatus of bilateral series between the two archrivals. The tour will see Pakistan take on India in five matches in Ranchi, Lucknow, Delhi, Mohali and Jalandhar from April...
  • Fund crunch may force Pakistan to skip Azlan Shah February 19, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan will not be able to send their national team for Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia next month and the junior team to Singapore unless the government released the promised funds, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said. PHF secretary, Asif Bajwa said that the financial position of the body was...
  • PHF claims HI wants to finalise bilateral series August 27, 2012

    Lahore: Under tremendous pressure following Pakistan hockey team's seventh-place finish at the London Olympics, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday tried to deflect the criticism by claiming that Hockey India (HI) had invited them to formalise a regular bilateral hockey series between the two countries. "Yes, Hockey India wants us...
  • Amir's fixing ban too long: mentor March 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Mohammad Amir's mentor urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday to review the fast bowler's five-year ban for spot-fixing. Asif Bajwa, who helped mould Amir from a village bowler into a world class left-arm paceman, said the 19-year-old had admitted his mistake and should not be deprived of cricket...
  • Amir's mentor backs teen's comeback November 18, 2011

    Islamabad: After earning himself a career-threatening five-year ban and a prison sentence for match-fixing, disgraced Pakistani paceman Mohammad Amir has at least one supporter who believes he can return to international cricket. The 19-year-old Amir, along with team captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, was sentenced to jail in London earlier...
  • Pak hockey player fined for hugging woman January 9, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Parliament fined a national hockey player and two team officials for un-Islamic behavior after pictures circulated of them hugging a woman and apparently drinking alcohol in Argentina last month. Pakistan is a conservative Muslim country where men hugging women in public is taboo and even men shaking hands with...