Postponed more than one instances 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 frame mentioned.
The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) was once previous pressured to put off the ACT for each women and men two times as a result of the pandemic.
“In our challenge to convey hockey again to the pitch after the worldwide disruption led to through coronavirus, I’m happy to announce the rescheduling of dates for the postponed Hero Men’s Asian Champions Trophy 2021 in early October this yr,” AHF leader government Tayyab Ikram mentioned.
“It is but some other victory in our combat in opposition to the virus and its results at the sports activities global, and I wholeheartedly congratulate the Asian Hockey circle of relatives,
Bangladesh Hockey Federation and hockey fanatics international for this win,” he mentioned in a remark.
The new dates of the lads’s ACT had been showed with the Bangladesh Hockey Federation and also are authorized through the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the AHF mentioned.
The 6th version of the biennial match will happen on the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka amongst six groups — Japan, India, Pakistan, Korea, Malaysia and hosts Bangladesh.
The males’s version was once meant to be held in Dhaka from March 11 to 19, whilst the ladies’s match was once to be organised in Donghae, South Korea, from March 31 to April 6.
Originally, each the tournaments had been scheduled to be held ultimate yr however had been postponed as a result of the fatal virus. While the unique dates of the lads’s match was once from November 17 to 27 ultimate yr, the ladies’s match was once scheduled from June 14 to 21.