Contrary to news reports filtering out of India, it can now be confirmed that India will participate in the 22nd edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that commences on March 9 at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh.
As expected four changes were made to the 18-member Pakistan hockey squad announced here on Saturday for the upcoming Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to be held from March 9 to 17 in Ipoh, Malaysia.Those who made it to the national team for half-line position are Tassawar Abbas and Amir Shahzad while strikers Imran junior and Irfan junior have also been inducted with Mohammad Imran being retained as captain.
The 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Cup received a major boost in sponsorship as RM1.7 million was handed over by sponsors at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
Heading the list of contributions was the Sultan Azlan Shah Foundation, contributing RM500,000 with Raja Dato Seri Elena Sultan Azlan Shah presenting the mock cheque.
New Zealand men's hockey coach Colin Batch has selected a young side to compete at the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia next month.
The 2013 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup takes place at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 9-17. The tournament is named after the ninth King of Malaysia, Sultan Azlan Shah, who was an avid hockey fan.
They are regarded as one of the best teams in world sport, with many Olympic medals.
And now a Parkes man will play a vital role in their continued dominance.Ben Bishop has just been appointed Assistant Coach of the Australian Mens Hockey side, more commonly referred to as the Kookaburras.
Exuding confidence that the Indian team will perform well in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament to be played in Ipoh (Malaysia) from March 9, the newly-appointed captain of the Indian hockey team Danish Mujtaba said a new chapter in Indian hockey is waiting to be written.
Pakistan’s national hockey coach Hanif Khan said he felt an overall sense of satisfaction with the preparations for next month’s Azlan Shah Cup.
Malaysia will open its campaign against South Korea in the 22nd edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that will be held in Ipoh from March 9 to 17, 2013.
And defending champions New Zealand, who edged Argentina 1-0 in the final last year will open their title defence against Asian Champions Trophy winners Pakistan. The third game of the opening day will see Australia up against a resurgent India.
The national hockey team will play five matches ahead of the 22nd edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.Coach Paul Revington said that three of the matches will be against Ireland while another two are against defending Azlan Shah Cup champions New Zealand.
The 22nd edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be held at Ipoh from the 8th to 17th of March 2013.
As it stands defending champions New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, India and Malaysia have confirmed their participation in the tournament.