U18 Asia Cup Hockey to kick off Saturday

U18 Asia Cup Hockey to kick off Saturday

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Dhaka – The seven-nation 4th Boys Under-18 Asia Cup Hockey 2016 will kick off Saturday with the match between China and
Hong Kong at 11:am at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium.State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder will inaugurate the meet as the chief guest while Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy will be present as a special guest.
Seven teams-Bangladesh, India, Oman, Pakistan, China, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong – will be fighting for the continental crown in the youth category from September 24 to 30.In two other matches on the opening day, hosts Bangladesh will play India at 3 pm and Pakistan will meet Chinese Taipei at 1 pm.
On the eve of the first match against tough opponent India,Bangladesh coach Zahid Hossain Razu expressed his strategy, “In the
age-level competitions, the Indians are a very good side with experience, I think, they will play the attacking game. So, we want
to play with man-to-man mark against them.” “My boys have better understanding among them as they are together for a long time. Hope, they will give their best against India to gain a good result” he added.Bangladesh is placed in Pool A along with India and Oman while the Pool B comprises of Pakistan, China, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong Fixture of the Boys U-18 Asia Cup 2016
Date Time
Matches
Sept 24 11:00 China vs Hong Kong China –
13:00 Pakistan vs Chinese-Taipei –
15:00 India vs Bangladesh –
Sept 25 11:00 Chinese-Taipei vs Hong Kong China –
13:00 China vs Pakistan –
15:00 Oman vs India –
Sept 26 Rest Day
Sept 27 11:00 Chinese-Taipei vs China –
13:00 Pakistan vs Hong Kong China –
15:00 Bangladesh vs Oman
Sept 28 Rest Day
Sept 29 10:00 3rd Pool A vs 4th Pool B –
12:30 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B –
15:00 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A –
Sept 30 10:00 5/6th place deciding match:
12:30 3/4th place deciding match:
15:00 Final

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