Hockey: Aminuddin dropped from playing tour of Australia

  • Hockey
  • Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Penalty corner drag flicker Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Zain is among seven Project 2013 squad players dropped from the playing tour of Australia.

The others dropped are Dangerous Lee, Shahrul Azadin Arkauzie, Sobirin Alias, Mohd Fariq Saadon, Mohd Azrul Hasbullah and Syafiq Zulzairin.

The 20-member Project squad will leave for Brisbane today to play four matches against the Australian national juniors on Aug 25, 26, 28 and 29.

The tour is part of the Project squad’s preparation for the six-nation Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Baru from Sept 21-29. The teams in the fray are Argentina, England, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Malaysia.

Project squad team manager Mirnawan Nawawi said that Aminuddin was dropped because he suffered a hamstring injury.

“He is our main penalty corner drag flicker ... we hope he will recover in time for the Sultan of Johor Cup,” said Mirnawan.

“As for the other six players, they will be allowed to represent their states in the 51st edition of the Razak Cup in Kuantan from Sept 5-15.

“But we will not release the 20 players who will feature in the playing tour of Australia for the Razak Cup.

“The 20, together with another five who are in the national senior team will continue training in preparation for the assignment in Johor.”

The five national players, who are eligible to play in the Junior World Cup in Chandigarh, India, from Dec 6-15, are defenders Faiz Helmi Jali, Mohd Izad Hakimi Jamaluddin, midfielders Mohd Fitri Saari and Meor Mohd Azuan Hassan and forward Mohd Firhan Ashaari.

Except for Meor Mohd, the rest will feature in the Asia Cup, which begins in Ipoh tomorrow.
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