Seven players who represented Malaysia in the victorious Asia Junior Cup were given the nod for inclusion in the squad for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.In what coach Tai Beng Hai states is a team for the future, the fusion of yoingsters and experienced players will carry the Malaysian challenge in a tournament that sees the participation of Great Britain, Argentina, New Zealand, South Korea, Pakistan and India.
The Indian National Hockey team arrived in Kuala Lumpur this morning and were transported to Ipoh on the ETS.While the luggage made its way to Ipoh via road, the Indian team led by their coach Michael Nobbs were entertained to refreshments and lunch by staff of ETS which is a partner for transportation for the 21st Sulatn Azlan Shah Cup.
Malaysia will name their final 18 players for the Sultan Azlan Shah cup on Tuesday, May 22 at 2.00pm at the Impiana Hotel in Ipoh.Currently there are 26 players in the training squad that includes 8 players from the Asia Junior cup winning side in Malacca on May 13.
A truly world class field will descend to Ipoh for the 21st edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from 24th of May - 3rd June.That six of the seven teams in the fray for the 2012 chapter have a ticket for London Olympics invests the competition with unusual significance.
Pakistan hockey team could face problems at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia and subsequently at the London Olympics because of their lack of practice on the blue turf, as the authorities have failed to provide them with this facility at the National Stadium Lahore.
The Black Sticks Men’s team has been announced for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which will be played in Ipoh, Malaysia from 24 May to 3 June. It is the last tournament the Black Sticks will compete in before the Olympic team is named in mid June.
Great Britain's men have avoided a meeting with controversial Argentina midfielder Fernando Zylberberg later this month after he was omitted from the national squad.
The 34-year-old midfielder, who has captained the side in the past and played in two Olympics, was left out of the 18-man party to play in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
The Black Sticks Men's team has been announced for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which will be played in Ipoh, Malaysia from 24 May to 3 June. It is the last tournament the Black Sticks will compete in before the Olympic team is named in mid June.
Pakistan’s hockey players will assemble in Islamabad on Wednesday (tomorrow) to prepare for this year’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which tees off in the Malaysian city of Ipoh on May 24.
Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri will be leading an 18-member Indian hockey team in the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia May 24-June 3.
The seven-nation tournament will feature Argentina, Britain, India, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Pakistan. Apart from hosts Malaysia, all other teams shall be playing at the London Olympic Games in July.
Hockey India (HI) selectors B.P. Govinda and Balbir Singh, along with government observer Harbinder Singh witnessed the trials April 8-9 before selecting the team.
The tournament will be played on a blue artificial pitch with yellow balls on round-robin league format, culminating in positional playoffs on the last day.
India will open their campaign against New Zealand, May 24, before taking on South Korea, Great Britain, Malaysia, Argentina and Pakistan.
India have won the title on five earlier occasions -- 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and 2010.
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chettri (captain), Sreejesh P.R,
Defenders: Sandeep Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Rupinderpal Singh
Midfielders: Birendra Lakra, Sardar Singh (vice-captain), Manpreet Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam
Forwards: S.V. Sunil, Dharamvir Singh, Sarvanjit Singh, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, S.K. Uthappa, Tushar Khandker.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh from May 24-June 3 will be a seven-team affair led by world No. 4 ranked Britain.
The other five invited teams are also in the top 10 while hosts Malaysia are the lowest ranked at number 13.Britain are followed by sixth-ranked South Korea, New Zealand (7th), Pakistan (8), Argentina, (9) and India (10).