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Men’s Indoor Asia Cup

Bangladesh to face Malaysia in opener

Sports Correspondent

25 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Indoor Hockey Team will face Malaysia in the opening match of 11-team Men’s Indoor Asia Cup 2019 in Chonburi, Thailand on July 15.

Bangladesh have been put in tough Pool A along with defending champions Iran, hosts Thailand, former runner-up Malaysia and Philippines.

In their next matches, Bangladesh will face defending champions Iran on July 16 and meet Philippines on July 17.

In their last Pool match, Bangladesh will play against hosts Thailand on July 18.

Runners-up Kyrgyzstan have been placed in Pool B with Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Myanmar and Nepal.

Bangladesh are going to take part in the competition for the first time scheduled to be held in Thailand from July 15-21.

The team will fly for Thailand on July 1 to join a 15-day preparation camp. Bangladesh Hockey Federation initially picked up 34 players for the camp.