The schedule of Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament has been announced, which will be played this year. The name of Pakistan is dropped from the teams, which will play this tournament this year. The management of Azlan Shah Tournament included the name of UK team in their event.
This event of Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament will be played among six teams in Epoh, Malaysia from 27 April and the final of the event will be played on 6 May. According to the management of the event, the teams of Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Indian and host Malaysia are finalized to play in this event. Pakistan Hockey Federation wrote a letter to Asian Hockey Federation that the event management should include the name of Pakistan in this event. They opted that Pakistan has been playing this event of Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament since its beginning so the name of Pakistan should be included in this event. Last year, Pakistan got fifth position out of seven teams in Azlan Shah Hockey tournament.