Pakistan out of Commonwealth Games hockey

The two parallel Olympic bodies have been locked in a power struggle, bringing Pakistan to the brink of being suspended by the IOC. The world body has now summoned officials of both factions and government officials to Lausanne to try to settle the dispute.

updated: September 18, 2013 12:21 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan were on Tuesday eliminated from the field hockey event at next year's Commonwealth Games after failing to enter the event by the deadline due to an internal sporting dispute.

Pakistan have won four world titles and three Olympic golds in field hockey.

But the latest setback is part of a sequence of disasters the national sport has suffered. It comes barely a month after the national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.

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