Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Thursday included four more players in the 28-member preliminary squad of Bangladesh National Hockey team for the six-nation Hero Asian Champions Trophy (Hockey) 2021 beginning here on December 14 at Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here.
The BHF included four new players –Al Nahain Shuvo, Raju Ahmed Tapu, Abed Uddin and Razibul Hasan Rocky—in Bangladesh preliminary squad as per requirement of the national team’s Malaysian head coach Gobinathan Krishnamurthy.
The training session of Bangladesh team began on Wednesday (Dec 1) at BKSP in Savar.
Six participating countries are: India, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh.
India will play Korea in the opening match on Dec 14 at 3:30 pm. Bangladesh will play Malaysia at 6 pm while Pakistan will play Japan at 8:30 pm in other two opening day’s fixture.
In the remaining matches, Bangladesh will play India on Dec 15 at 3:30 pm, face Korea on Dec 17 at 8:30 pm, Japan on Dec 18 at 6 pm and Pakistan on Dec 19 at 8:30 pm.
The titans battle between India and Pakistan will be held on Jan 17 at pm 3:30 pm.
Earlier on November 28, Bangladesh Hockey Federation announced a 28-member preliminary squad for the prestigious Asian meet.
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The 28-member preliminary squad: Biplob Kujur, Abu Sayed Nippon, Ashim Gop (goal keeper), Khorshedur Rahman, Farhad Ahmed, Ashraful Islam, Shohanaur Rahman Sabuj, Mehdi Hasam, Rezaul Karim Babu, Monoj Babu, Shafiul Alam Shisir, Sarwar Morshad Shawon and Khaled Mahmud Rakin (defender),
Sarwar Hossain, Roman Sarkar, Nayeemuddin, Fazle Hossain Rabbi, Hasan Jubair Niloy, Prince Lal Samanta (mid-field), Rasel Mahmud Jummy, Milan Hossain, Mainul Islam Kaushik, Arshad Hossain, Mahbub Hossain, Deen Islam Emon, Rakibul Hasan, Pushkar Kisha Mimo and Rajub Das.