Olympic Bronze medallist Indian men’s hockey team is all set to start their new chapter along with a bunch of youngsters. They are going to prove their spirit on Tuesday, in the Asian Champions Trophy campaign against Korea.
Before this, India has claimed this title thrice since its inception in 2011. In 2016, they won the previous edition in Kuantan and Malaysia and in 2018 at Muscat, Oman.
On December 14th, India will open by competing against Korea, next day they will go against the hosts Bangladesh i.e, 15th December.
On 17th December they will be competing against Pakistan. After completing all these matches they will be taken to Asian Games Champions Japan. The semi-finals and finals will be held on December 21st and 22nd respectively.
Skipper Manpreet Singh revealed the real reason behind giving chance to many youngsters, he said, “Youngsters have been given a chance to be a part of the squad because some of them were unable to get a chance over the past two years as the focus was on the core team preparing for the olympics. The youngsters have been working hard for quite a while, and hence, they have been given a chance to prove themselves”.
In the previous event held in Muscat, the title was lifted jointly with India and Pakistan as the finals were called off due to heavy rain.