(Photo: FIH)

The Samsung men’s Hockey Champions Trophy tournament is scheduled to be held in Lahore, Pakistan in December 2007

At meetings held in Beijing, China during the Olympic hockey test event, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) considered the possible effect the recent unrest in Pakistan may have on the tournament.

The FIH will consult with the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and the participating teams before any decision is taken not to hold the tournament in Pakistan.

Australia has already withdrawn from the tournament. A decision on a replacement for Australia will be made after consulting the reserve countries.

No further decisions are expected before early September 2007.