Jul 10, 2021, 3:02 PM
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Pakistani volleyball team to visit Iran for Asian Volleyball Championship preparations

Islamabad, IRNA -- Pakistani senior volleyball team will visit Iran by the end of August to play practice matches to prepare for the 21st Asian Men’s Senior Volleyball Championship to be held in Japan from September 12-19.

PVF chairman Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob told media that "we have planned a tour of Iran and most probably our team will move to Iran on August 21 or 22."

“We will play seven matches, four in Tehran and three in Isfahan. We will play against Iran’s senior team, their junior lot and some matches against their top clubs,” Yaqoob said.

“The tour is very important and our Iranian coach is helping us in all arrangements. Yes, we will pay for all the facilities which we get there,” said Yaqoob, a former top police official.

He said the PVF is considering sending the team from Iran to Japan directly.

Pakistan team is currently training at Lahore for the Asian Championship which also serves as qualifiers for the World Championship.

Meanwhile, Pakistan team captain Aimal Khan said that they were working hard and would give tough time to the opponents in the Asian Championship.

“You know we have resumed activity after one and a half year. And definitely it will take time to get settled. But the camp is going well. Every player is working hard and it’s a good thing,” Aimal said.

“The Iranian coach is a great person. He works very hard with the boys. As there are many players in the camp so four groups have been made and the coach conducts four sessions daily of two hours each and it’s huge work,” said Aimal.

“I worked with former Iranian coach Hamid Movahedi but Rahman Mohammadi is very good. He knows modern volleyball well. The boys feel a little difficulty in understanding him but the coach does not leave a player unless he learns the techniques. He is teaching everyone without any discrimination,” Aimal said.

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