The disciplinary committee of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) imposed hefty fine of Rs one million each on former captains, Rehan Butt and Shakeel Abbasi besides fining another six players for their participation in an unsanctioned World Series Hockey in India earlier this year.
The six players including Mudassar Ali Khan, Adnan Maqsood, Wasim Ahmed, Zeeshan Ashraf, Imran Warsi and Tariq Aziz have been handed out a fine of Rs 250000 each, said a spokesman of Pakistan Hockey Federation here on Tuesday.
He said the decision has been taken to enforce discipline.The punished players participated in WSH which was declared an illegal and unsanctioned hockey event by games ruling body, the international hockey federation.
The committee headed by Vice President, PHF, Wasay Jalil and Rana Farooq, Saghir Ahmad and Saeed Khan as its members heard the point of view of the players in their personal hearing, barring, Mudassar, Adnan and Imran.
The punished players have been given a week time to appear against the decision.
The players who have been fined were involved in the Indian revel league which was not approved by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
Previously, it was indicated by the PHF that the players maybe banned for a year and as a result, miss out on playing at the Olympics but with this recent development, there are chances that they might play for Pakistan in London.
A four member committe formed by the PHF for the inquiry into the WSH led by Wasay Jalil has imposed monetary fines on the ‘rebel’ players.
Shakeel Abbasi and Rehan Butt have been fined Rs 1 million each while Mudassir Ali Khan, Tariq Aziz, Adnan Maqsood, Imran Warsi, Waseem Ahmed and Zeeshan Ashraf will have to pay Rs .25 million each.
They can appeal within the next seven days.