Prominent Hockey Fraternity legend Mr. Shahbaz Ahmad was recently inducted into the FIH’s Executive Board at the 46th FIH Congress held in New Delhi, India. Shahbaz Ahmed, also known as Shahbaz Senior, played for Pakistan for a total of 16 years and is regarded as one of the best hockey forwards the sport has ever witnessed.
Facing stiff competition from a total of 9 candidates for the position of the Executive Board member, Shahbaz was elected after a voting procedure. Shahbaz’s inclusion brings with it a great sense of dimension and representation from the Asian Hockey fraternity, having had extensive experience both in the capacity of a player and, then, later on, an administrator.
Shahbaz has represented the Pakistan Hockey Team in many events such as the Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, Asian Games in Beijing, World Cups and others. He made over 300 appearances for Pakistan and was named the player of the tournament at both the 1990 World Cup in Lahore and the 1994 World Cup in Sydney. He was also part of the Pakistan Team that claimed the Bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. In addition to Shahbaz, 3 other contenders were inducted In the Executive Board hailing from Trinidad & Tobago, Ghana, and Germany.
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