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Hockey team win practice match

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 4 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh national hockey team defeated Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan by 4-0 goals in the practice match at BKSP in Savar on Thursday.

The practice match was arranged as a part of the preparation for the Men’s AHF Cup scheduled to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from March 11 to 20. The Bangladesh hockey team are expected to leave for Indonesia on March 7.

Bangladesh hockey team’s Malaysian coach Iman Gobinathan Krishnamurthy trimmed the 20-man squad last week for the Men’s AHF Cup, dropping eight players from the preliminary squad.

The players have been undergoing intensive training under the supervision of Gobinathan from February 14 last at BKSP.

Bangladesh will take on the hosts Indonesia on March 11 to start their campaign in one of the four matches on the opening day. The tournament is also the qualifying event for the next edition of the Asia Cup.

Bangladesh are placed in Pool B and will play their second game against Oman on March 14 before facing Iran and Singapore respectively on March 15 and 17.

Pool A comprises China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.  

After facing each other once, the top two teams from each five-team pool will play in the semifinals on March 19 before the final on March 20.