Sports, Hockey

Asian hockey Champions Trophy in October

Published : 11 Apr 2021 09:42 PM

The sixth edition of the Hero men’s Asian Champions Trophy has been rescheduled for October 1-9 at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium, confirmed Asian Hockey Federation on last Saturday.

The tournament was originally scheduled for November 2020 but it was delayed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation.

The meet was later scheduled to be held on March 11-19 but AHF had to postpone the meet in January for an indefinite time as five out of six participating nations refused to come.

The teams are - Japan, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Malaysia.

AHF CEO Dato Tayyab Ikram said that rescheduling the new dates for Asian Champions Trophy is a part of their mission to bring hockey back to the pitch after the corona pandemic.

“It is yet another victory in our battle against the virus and its effects on the sports world, and I wholeheartedly congratulate the Asian Hockey Family, Bangladesh Hockey Federation and hockey lovers worldwide for this win!” said Dato.

BHF President and Chief of the Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat said, “This prestigious tournament is going to be the biggest hockey event in Asia this year and Bangladesh is hosting it during the 100th birth celebration of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu.”