Incheon: Muhammad Imran doesn't consider a lack of international competition recently to be any barrier to his Pakistan field hockey team's Asian Games title defense.
"We've trained with the aim of winning the gold medal again," the 34-year-old Pakistan captain told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We may not have played enough against other teams this year, but we've made up by playing a lot of practice matches." (ICC World Cup arrives in Pakistan)
Pakistan failed to qualify for this year's World Cup in the Netherlands, and did not field a team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to a split in its national Olympic association.