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Former Pakistan captain Ali Shan joins Holcombe
Former Pakistan captain Ali Shan joins Holcombe

Holcombe Hockey Club have confirmed the arrival of Ali Shan ahead of the 2024/25 campaign, as Kwan Browne makes his sixth signing of the summer. 

Shan, 30, has 150 caps for Pakistan and previously captained his country. He was also capped six times at under-21 level. 

He has played in numerous Champions Trophy and World League events, as well as multiple Asia Cups and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, scoring 31 goals across his entire international career. 

On signing for Holcombe, Shan said: “I’m excited to join Holcombe HC, one of the best clubs in the country which has a rich history.

“I spoke to Kwan and I was impressed to hear his vision, plan and goals to take club to the top, which were clear.

“I’m looking forward to the upcoming, exciting season and playing my role to help achieve success for both the team and the club.”

Head Coach and Director of Hockey Browne added: “I am eagerly anticipating the impact Ali will have on the Premier Division.

“Ali’s remarkable career playing for Pakistan will add another exciting element to our play.”