Lahore - Pakistan government has allowed Pakistan Hockey Federation to participate in the Junior Hockey World Cup to be held in India, next month.

A PHF official has confirmed this on Friday saying the PSB has received NOC from the government, and the board will forward it to the PHF on Monday. “Yes, the ministry has sent the NOC letter to Pakistan Sports Board and we are expecting to receive it by Monday,” the official said.

The PHF official has further confirmed that the visa applications of team members have already submitted at Indian consulate. “We have already applied for visas. Our itinerary will be finalised soon and if we get the visa in time, we shall be in Lucknow by December 5, so that the players may get ample opportunity to acclimatise with the conditions,” he added.

The FIH Junior Hockey World Cup will be played in Lucknow, India from December 8 to 18. Pakistan hockey team has been placed in Pool B alongside Belgium, Netherlands and Egypt. The green shirts will play their first match of the mega junior event on December 9 against the Netherlands, followed by games against Egypt and Belgium on 11th and 12th December respectively.