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Hockey Asia Cup to kick off on May 23

Hockey Asia Cup to kick off on May 23

JAKARTA: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has unveiled the schedule for the upcoming Men’s Hockey Asia Cup, with the first match to take place on May 23 in Indonesia.

The final dates and match schedule of Hero Asia Cup 2022 have been approved by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The 11th edition of the quadrennial event will take place at GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Host nation Indonesia will be participating in Asia Cup for the first ever time and will go head-to-head with India, Pakistan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Oman for the title.

Pakistan will play their opening match against the arch-rivals India on May 23 as the two teams are placed in Group A alongside Japan and Indonesia. Whereas, Group B includes Malaysia, Korea, Oman, and Bangladesh.

PAKISTAN’s SCHEDULE

Pakistan vs India on May 23

Pakistan vs Indonesia on May 24

Pakistan vs Japan on May 26

Bharatendu Kabi, Head – Corporate Communication & CSR, Hero MotoCorp, said: “Hero MotoCorp has always been one of the leading corporate promoters of sports across the world. In keeping with this commitment, we are glad to support Asian Hockey Federation in staging the Hero Asia Cup, the premier hockey tournament of the continent in Indonesia.

The upcoming event will see a fierce competition for qualifying places towards FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in Odisha in 2023. True to its billing, the tournament will showcase an excellent exhibition of hockey on display and unleash new talent to the global platform of the sport,” he concluded

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