KUALA LUMPUR: QNET, a global direct selling company, will be the title sponsor for the 4th Asian Men’s Champions Trophy in Kuantan from Oct 20-30.
QNET have pledged RM500,000 in sponsorship for the 11-day tournament.
This will be the first time that the Asian Champions Trophy will have a title sponsor since its inception in 2011.
QNET director for communications Kuna Senathirajah said: “I would like to thank AHF (Asian Hockey Federation) and MHC (Malaysian Hockey Confederation) for giving us the opportunity to be a part of an exclusive event.
“We feel proud and honoured to be the title sponsor for the prestigious tournament.”
MHC president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal thanked QNET for their generous sponsorship as they would need RM1mil to organise the tournament.
“A few more sponsors have shown interest in the tournament ... we will name the (other) sponsor by next week,” said Subahan.
The six top teams from Asia – India, Pakistan, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan and China – will feature in tournament.
Pakistan and India have been the most successful teams in the tournament.
Pakistan have won the trophy twice – in Doha, Qatar, in 2012 and Kakamigahara, Japan, in 2013. India won the inaugural tournament in Ordos, China, in 2011.
Malaysia finished third in all three editions.