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Published: Saturday February 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 2:02:50 AM

National trio out to impress Revington

<B>Getting his chance:</B> Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi (in front) finally has a chance to play
for Malaysia under national coach Paul Revington

<B>Getting his chance:</B> Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi (in front) finally has a chance to play for Malaysia under national coach Paul Revington

KUALA LUMPUR: Injuries robbed Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi, Mohd Ramadhan and Mohd Amerullah Abdul Aziz of a chance to impress newly-appointed coach Paul Revington in the last two international tournaments.

But fret not.

They will get a chance to prove their worth to Revington when the national hockey team play a three-match Test series against Ireland at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

The first Test will be held today, the second on Monday and the third on Wednesday.

The trio missed the trip to the Champions Challenge I in Argentina in November and the Asian Champions Trophy in Doha in December.

Team manager George Koshy said yesterday that the trio had been listed in the team of 21 players for the three Test matches.

The series was planned to give some veterans and youngsters a chance to show their progress since Revington took over last October.

“The Test matches are important for the coaching staff to expose some players and assess their progress. We have also left out goalkeeper S. Kumar and forward Faizal (Saari), who are playing in the Hockey India League,” said Koshy.

The national team will play in two important tournaments this year – the World Hockey League semi-finals in Johor Baru and the Asia Cup in Ipoh. Both tournaments offer tickets to the 2014 World Cup in Holland.

The team will take part in next month’s six-nation Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament, which will also be used to select players for the two big assignments.

Tags / Keywords: Others, Sport, Sport, george Koshy, paul revington, Baljit Singh

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