Hockey WC: One-match ban for Pak vice-captain
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Dec 7 : The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday handed a one-match suspension to Pakistani midfielder and vice-captain Ammad Butt, ruling him out from the last Pool D match against the Netherlands in the ongoing Men's Hockey World Cup.
However, Pakistan hockey team manager Hasan Sardar expressed discontent over the FIH's decision and termed it an afterthought.
It's an afterthought. If we see the video, it's clear he didn't do a harsh dash. We've appealed to the FIH and hoping that it would be accepted, Sardar said.
The Pakistan hockey team also suffered a major blow when skipper Muhammad Rizwan Sr was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after sustaining a finger injury.