LAHORE -The two-day trials to select the Pakistan team for the 8th Asia Cup hockey started at the National Hockey Stadium (NHS) on Wednesday. The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Kuantan, Malaysia from May nine to 16. The officials of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), pinning hopes on four senior players Sohail Abbas, Wasim Ahmad, Salman Akbar and Rehan Butt are expecting a good show from the team, which has been failed to win a major tournament in close to a decade. Except goalkeeper Salman Akbar, all three others senior players had joined the ongoing training camp at the National Hockey Stadium after being relieved by their Dutch hockey league clubs. Salman is scheduled to join the camp on the first day of trials. The all four senior players were not available to the national team for the last Azlan Shah Cup held in Malaysia early this month as they were playing hockey for their Dutch clubs. Experts, however, have some doubts for the better performance from those seniors, who just have joined the camp and need time to be settled down with junior players to make better combination and understanding with them. There is also an unconfirmed report that the PHF is considering an option to change Zeeshan Ashraf as captain with another one, most probably one from the seniors.