Lahore: The postponed Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy has been rescheduled for October after it was twice put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New dates of October 1 to 9 were approved by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) after they were proposed by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) and Bangladesh Hockey Federation.
The sixth edition of the event will be held at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Teams from Japan, India, Pakistan, Korea, Malaysia and host Bangladesh will take part in the event.
The AHF have been forced to postpone the tournament for both men and women twice because of the novel coronavirus.
The Men’s Asian Champions Trophy had been scheduled for March 11 to 19, while Donghae in South Korea had been set to host the women’s edition from March 31 to April 7.
It must be noted that keeping in view the SOPs organized by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the national hockey team is being fully prepared from time to time through camps.