The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has said that eight Pakistan players taking part in the Indian Hockey League in India were safe and there was no security concern regarding their participation in the event.
Around 100 workers of the hardline right-wing Shiv Sena party protested at a stadium where the Mumbai Magicians team, who have four Pakistan players in their squad, were practicing, reports the Daily Times. A PHF spokesperson said Narinder Batra, Secretary General of Hockey India, has assured Pakistan that top security is being provided to the Pakistan players and there will be no issue of safety and security of the Pakistan players.
The spokesperson added that they are in constant touch with the Hockey India officials who are updating them on the situation. He added the PHF believes its players are in good hands as far as their security is concerned.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan Senior also left for New Delhi to take part in the league, raising the strength of Pakistan players to nine from eight.