Ipoh, Malaysia: He was witness to the golden era of hockey in India and Pakistan, but Olympian Akhtar Rasool is heartbroken to see the current sorry state of the game in the two countries and feels frequent bilateral series between the neighbours can help bring back the past glory.
Rasool, the head coach and manager of the Pakistan team, has called on the national federations of both India and Pakistan to work together in organising bilateral series at neutral venues if not in the two countries.
"India and Pakistan have taught hockey to the world but they are now struggling to regain their past glory. I feel we should play more against each other. We are not playing with each other. That's why European teams are beating us," Rasool told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the Asia Cup hockey tournament here.