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Bangladesh begin Asia Cup Hockey campaign today

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 23 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh national hockey team will start their campaign in Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey 2022 when they take on upper ranked South Korea in one tournament opener today at GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, Indonesia at 1:00pm (BST).

Their other two group matches will be held against Oman and Malaysia on May 24 and on May 26.

Bangladesh were placed in Pool B with Malaysia, South Korea and Oman in the tournament while Pool A team comprises India, Japan, Pakistan and the hosts Indonesia.

Four matches will be held on the opening day.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh played two preparatory matches as a part of preparation for the Hero Asia Cup whereas they defeated the hosts Indonesia by 2-1 goals in their first preparatory match in Jakarta on Thursday and suffered a 5-1 defeat against India in their second preparatory match in Jakarta on Saturday.

Earlier, Bangladesh qualified for the Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey by clinching the nine-nation Men's AHF Cup Hockey title for the 4th consecutive times with an all-win record also held in Jakarta last March.