LAHORE: Siegfried Aikman has resigned as the top coach of the Pakistan males’s hockey crew.
According to Aikman, he was not paid his wage for the final one 12 months which made it “impossible for him to continue working” with the crew.
“A lot of promises were made but they were not fulfilled. I wanted to fulfill my commitment but it’s time for me to move on,” mentioned Aikman.
The Dutch coach was roped in as Pakistan coach until 2026 in December 2021. He has beforehand served as coach of the Japanese crew, which surprised the world by profitable the Asian Games title in 2018.
The motive behind delay in releasing wage of Aikman is the rift between the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).
Earlier, the four-member committee empowered to look into the PHF efficiency and to recommend future plan of action has really useful fast elections of the federation to assist streamline affairs forward of the Asian Games, Olympic Qualifying spherical and Junior Asia Cup.
The committee that met below Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Shoaib Khoso included former Olympians Akhtar Rasool, Shahnaz Sheikh, and Islahuddin Siddiqui.
In the assembly it was determined to ahead suggestions to Patron in Chief, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, requesting for appointment of a care-taker committee to carry free and honest elections.
One of the members of the committee advised The News that the disaffiliated PHF didn’t hassle to reply queries despatched by the committee following the final assembly.
“We have shared Pakistan’s performance in international hockey during the last seven years and have recommended that there is a dire need for a fresh beginning,” one of many members mentioned. “An ad-hoc or care-taker committee should be formed to hold free and fair federations elections so that Pakistan hockey should be set on a right track.”
The committee additionally determined to put in writing on the un-supporting habits of the federation.
“The federation did not respond to all queries which were sent to them. The committee has been formed under the direct orders of the Prime Minister who is the Patron in Chief. The PM has got all the powers to decide on hockey affairs. The Federation’s inability to cooperate with the committee is surprising,” the member added.
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