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Hockey WC: One-match ban for Pak vice-captain

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

The (FIH) on Thursday handed a one-match suspension to Pakistani Ammad Butt, ruling him out from the last Pool D match against the in the ongoing Men's

Butt was suspended after he was in a rough tackle with Malaysia's while rushing to defend a penalty corner in the 40th minute of the game. The Malaysian team then lodged a complaint to the FIH against Butt. The match had ended in a 1-1 draw.

However, expressed discontent over the FIH's decision and termed it an "afterthought".

"It's an afterthought. If we see the video, it's clear he didn't do a harsh dash. We've appealed to the FIH and hoping that it would be accepted", Sardar said.

The hockey team also suffered a major blow when was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after sustaining a

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 09:20 IST