New dates for Junior Asia Cup


PETALING JAYA: The men’s Junior Asia Cup, which had been postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally has new dates.

It will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 1-10 next year at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.

The Asian Hockey Federation however, said the eligibility status would remain the same.

“It is important to state that the eligibility for this tournament although it’s postponed, will remain as before. Players will be eligible if they are born on or after 1 January 1999, ” said the AHF in a statement yesterday.

For the first time, the premier junior continental tournament will feature ten teams. The participating countries are host nation Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.

The national junior side coached by Wallace Tan are undergoing centralised training at the National Hockey Stadium.

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