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Asian volleyball tournament underway while Pakistan’s team fails to show

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Iran and Chinese Taipei began the 17th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships on a high note, with the competition starting yesterday in Dubai.

The nine-day competition has resulted in Iran beating Kazakhstan 3-0, according to Gulf News.

Bahrain has so far won over Myanmar, with Sri Lanka beating Oman.

Unfortunately for the tournament, Pakistan’s national team was dropped by organizers after an email from another volleyball federation in the country saying Pakistan would not be able to participate.

Pakistani media said that the Pakistan Volleyball Federation wishes to take the other federation to court.

The competition is made up of 24 teams, although Jordan and Indonesia withdrew last week. The failure of Pakistan’s team to also compete resulted in some teams being shifted into different groups.