Pakistan hockey team departs for Bangladesh to take part in Asia Cup

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KARACHI: The Pakistan hockey team departed for Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday to take part in Asia Cup beginning October 11 to 22.

Prior to leaving, Head Coach Farhat briefed about the eighteen members  who are part of the team. He also appeared confident over the expected performance of the team.

Team Captain Mohammad Irfan also highlighted that the team has focussed on overcoming mistakes of the past.

“We ask the nation to pray for our victory,” said the team captain.

The Pakistani team will be playing against India in the third match of the series.

Other teams participating include Bangladesh, India, China, South Korea, Japan, Oman and Malaysia.

The 10th edition of the quadrennial event will take place at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka. The tournament is returning to Bangladesh for the first time since 1985.

Introduced in 1982, the inaugural Men’s Asia Cup was won by Pakistan, who also stood victorious in the next two editions in 1985 and 1989. Since then, India (2003, 2007) and Korea (1993, 1999, 2009 and 2013) have emerged triumphant in the nine editions played so far.

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  1. This is the only opportunity Pak hokey team gets to play India. Cherish the moment. Appreciate the opportunity and privilege bestowed on you. Be respectful and be sport. Few years ago vulgar display of behavior by few Pakistani players caused these contests to end.

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