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MSC to face Ajax in Club Cup Hockey opener

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 2 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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MSC to face Ajax in Club Cup Hockey opener

Mohammedan Sporting Club will take on Ajax Sporting Club in the season’s curtain-raiser domestic hockey competition, Club Cup Hockey Tournament which will get underway on Thursday at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.

The match kicks off at 2:00pm. Defending champions Abahani Ltd will play against Police Sporting Club in the day’s other match at the same venue at 4:00pm.

A total of 8 out of 12 premier division hockey teams, split into two groups, will play in the meet. Group A -- Abahai, Ajax, Mohammedan and Police; Group B -- runners-up Mariner’s Young Club, Sonali Bank SC, Azad SC and Bangladesh SC.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals while the final will be played on Oct 16, all at the same venue.

“Eight teams from the premier division have agreed to play in the club cup. The rest of the four teams will make preparations for the premier league, so they will not take part in this tournament,” Bangladesh Hockey Federation general secretary Mohammad Yousuf told The Daily Sun on Friday.