Athletic

Hockey: Bangladesh suffer drubbing against India in prep match

Bangladesh Hockey team, now in Indonesia to participate in the Hero Men's Asia Cup Hockey 2022, suffered a 5-1 defeat against India in their 2nd preparatory match in Jakarta on Saturday.

Ershad Hossain scored the lone goal for Bangladesh against their giant neighbor India.

Earlier, Bangladesh defeated hosts Indonesia by 2-1 goals in their first preparatory match in Jakarta last Thursday with captain Khurshedur Rahman and Rakibul Hasan scoring one goal each for Bangladesh.

The eight-nation prestigious Hero Men's Asia Cup Hockey:2022 will be held in Jakarta from May 23 to June 1.

In the 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 nine-nation Men's AHF Cup Hockey title for the 4th consecutive times with all-win record also held in Jakarta last March.

Source: United News of Bangladesh