The delayed Women’s Hockey Asian Champions Trophy is set to start tomorrow in Donghae, but Malaysia will be absent for at least the first two days of the competition due to COVID-19 issues.
One of its players, Nurul Faezah Shafiqah Khalim, was at on arrival in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19 while the rest of the Malaysian contingent has been quarantined, according to the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (KHM).
The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) confirmed today that Malaysia will host its games tomorrow and will not be able to play on Monday (December 6th), but said they are hoping to be able to participate in the tournament later Korean Covid protocols due to the high number of new cases in the country and region as well as the appearance of the new Covid variant Omicron. « It said.
» The Asian Hockey Federation u nd the Korean Hockey Association are doing their utmost to bring the Malaysian women’s team back later in the event.
« It is a key priority for us to have all athletes and team members who have trained, prepared and traveled for this great event attend «
Malaysia should play six-team against China tomorrow in the opening game of the competition.
India is the top-ranked team and is ninth in the women’s ranking of the International Hockey Federation.
They won The Asian Champions Trophy in 2016, they became vice world champions in 2018 and will compete for victory tomorrow against the debutant Thailand.
Host and defending champion South Korea will be the last to enter the field on matchday one against Japan.
South Korea has won the tournament three times with one Record won while Japan won gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.
The teams are played against each other once in the round robin len, with the two bottom teams finishing fifth, the third and fourth fighting for bronze and the best two reaching the final.
The Women’s Asian Champions Trophy was originally planned for 2020 but was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic postponed several times.
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