Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmad Senior has said that star-studded World XI will arrive here on January 10 on a four-day trip to playtwo-match series against Pakistan team.

“The foreign team, which is a blend of world’s renowned hockey players, will be arriving Karachi and will play its first match at Abdul Sattar Edhi Stadium on January 12,” Shahbaz said and added the team would fly to Lahore on January 13 to play its second match of the tour on January 14. “We will be arranging grand functions at both Karachi and Lahore. The Karachi’s match will be played under light and the match at Lahore to be a day affair.”

The PHF secretary said a special function of nomination of world’s former top-notch players for the ‘Hall of Fame’ would be held on January 12 at Karachi and a number of foreign and home players would be honored with their induction in the ‘hall of fame