Green light for Test match against China

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Hockey Federation (MHF) have received clearance from the National Sports Institute (NSI) to go ahead with the scheduled four-match Test series against China. 

The MHF secretary, S. Satgunam, said that they had received the nod to stage the matches between July 1 and 7 on the condition that the Chinese players had to undergo SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) test once they arrive at the airport. 

“We have written to the China Hockey Federation on the matter.  

“We will confirm the dates for the matches if they agree to the tests at the airport on their players,” he said. 

The national team will resume training on June 23 and the four matches were arranged as part of their preparation for the Champions Challenge, which will be played in South Africa from July 19-28. 

In the Champions Challenge, besides South Africa, Malaysia will be up against England, Spain, South Korea and New Zealand. 

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