Karachi, Nov 29: Eight of the current Pakistan hockey team players have confirmed their participation in India"s Premier Hockey League (PHL) and are awaiting clearance from the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for the same.
Former Pakistan hockey captain Rehan Butt, who played for Banglore"s Lions last year, said: "Our participation in the premier league has been accepted by its authorities and we are awaiting PHF approval in the league.
If allowed, we would leave for India in the second week of December to play the league matches, he added.
The PHL will begin from December 15 in Chandigarh.
The eight Pakistani players who showed interest in the PHL include Rehan Butt, Ghazanfar Ali, Salman Akbar, Shakil Abbasi, Zeeshan Ashraf, Dilawar Bhatti, Kashif Ali and Adnan Maqsood, the Dawn reported.