Athletic

Malaysia’s Gobinathan appointed Head Coach of Bangladesh national hockey team

Malaysia’s Iman Gobinathan Krishnamurthy, a hockey coach of BKSP, has been appointed the Head Coach of Bangladesh National Hockey team for the six-nation Hero Asian Champions Trophy’ 2021 beginning here on December 14.

Bangladesh Hockey Federation officially made this announcement on Monday (Nov 22).

The 43-year-old Malaysian, who played 190 international matches for Malaysia, had been appointed the head coach of Bangladesh team twice earlier, first in the 2014-15 season and second in March 2018.

BKSP Hockey Coach Zahid Hossain Raju has been made his deputy in the tournament.

On completion of the ongoing Premier Division Hockey League on November 27, the training camp of Bangladesh national hockey team will begin at the BKSP.

The six-nation Hero Asian Champions Trophy (Hockey) Dhaka’ 2021, organized by Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF), will be held on December 14-22 at Maulana Bhasani National Stadium in the capital.

Six leading Asian teams—India, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh—will meet each on league basis matches from December 14-19.

In the league basis matches, Bangladesh will play Malaysia on December 14 at 6 pm, play against India on Dec 15 at 3:30 pm, Korea on Dec 16 at 8:30 pm, 18 at Japan on Dec 18 at 6 pm and Pakistan on Dec 19 at 8:30 pm.

Later, four top teams will play in the semifinals on December 21 with the top team playing against the 4th ranked team while the 2nd ranked team will face the 3rd ranked team.

The final match will be held on December 22.

Source: United News of Bangladesh