Postponed a number of occasions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lads’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey will now be held from October 1 to 9 in Dhaka, the continental governing physique mentioned.
The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) was earlier compelled to postpone the ACT for each women and men twice due to the pandemic.
“In our mission to deliver hockey again to the pitch after the worldwide disruption brought on by coronavirus, I’m happy to announce the rescheduling of dates for the postponed Hero Males’s Asian Champions Trophy 2021 in early October this yr,” AHF chief govt Tayyab Ikram mentioned.
“It’s yet one more victory in our battle in opposition to the virus and its results on the sports activities world, and I wholeheartedly congratulate the Asian Hockey household,
Bangladesh Hockey Federation and hockey lovers worldwide for this win,” he mentioned in a press release.
The brand new dates of the lads’s ACT have been confirmed with the Bangladesh Hockey Federation and are additionally authorized by the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH), the AHF mentioned.
The sixth version of the biennial occasion will happen on the Maulana Bhashani Nationwide Hockey Stadium in Dhaka amongst six groups — Japan, India, Pakistan, Korea, Malaysia and hosts Bangladesh.
The lads’s version was speculated to be held in Dhaka from March 11 to 19, whereas the ladies’s occasion was to be organised in Donghae, South Korea, from March 31 to April 6.
Initially, each the tournaments have been scheduled to be held final yr however have been postponed due to the lethal virus. Whereas the unique dates of the lads’s occasion was from November 17 to 27 final yr, the ladies’s match was scheduled from June 14 to 21.