Karachi: PHF President Qasim Zia is hoping that the upcoming bilateral hockey series between India and Pakistan would not be affected despite fresh tension between the two countries.
Nine Pakistan hockey players were barred from participating in Hockey India League and sent back due to the simmering tension at the border, where Pakistan violated ceasefire.
Indian hockey team is scheduled to play a bilateral series in March. Zia, however, hoped that things would cool down in the next few days.
 "I am hopeful that hockey relations between the two countries will remain normal and the bilateral series we have planned in March will be held on schedule in India and Pakistan," Zia said.
But the PHF chief conceded that when it came to Indo-Pak relations nothing could be said for certain.
"Until few days back everything was okay. Our cricket team also went there and came back without any problems. Our hockey players also got visas. But now situation is different I am hopeful it will normalise soon," he said.


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