KARACHI: Pakistan senior volleyball team will tour Iran by the end of August to play seven practice matches against different teams in a bid to prepare for the 21st Asian Men’s Senior Volleyball Championship, slated to be held in Japan’s city Chiba from September 12-19.
“Yes, we have planned a tour of Iran and most probably our team will move to Iran on August 21 or 22,” PVF chairman Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob told media.
“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.
The PVF is considering sending the team from Iran to Japan directly. “Yes, it is an option and we are looking at it. However, it is yet to be finalised,” Yaqoob said.