Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in their 2nd Pool B match of the Men’s Asian Games Hockey Qualifier in the Thai capital Bangkok Tuesday afternoon.
The match will kick-off at 2:30 pm Bangkok time.
Earlier on Saturday, Bangladesh team made a good start in the nine-nation Asian Games Qualifier beating Indonesia by 3-1 goals with medio Sarwar Hossain, forward Pushkar Khisha Mimo and midfielder Fazle Hossain Rabbi scoring one field goal each for Bangladesh.
Earlier in the AHF Cup Hockey Tournament held in Indonesia last March, Bangladesh outplayed hosts Indonesia by 7-2 goals.
Sri Lanka also made a flying start in the Asian Games qualifier outplaying Singapore by 5-2 goals in their first match last Saturday.
Bangladesh team, which was placed in four-team Pool B of the Asian Games Qualifiers with Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Singapore, will play lowly Singapore on May 12 in their remaining group match.
On completion of the Asian Games qualifier, Bangladesh team led by new captain Khorshedur Rahman will travel to Indonesia directly from Thailand to compete in the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey to be held in Jakarta from May 23 to June 1.
In the eight- nation Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey, Bangladesh team was placed in Pool B with Malaysia, Korea and Oman.
Bangladesh will face Korea on May 23, Oman on May 24 and Malaysia on May 26.
Earlier, Bangladesh qualified for the Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey by clinching the Men’s AHF Cup Hockey title for the fourth consecutive time in Jakarta last year.
Source: United News of Bangladesh