Asian Hockey Federation revealed the Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 schedule and match fixtures table. The 4th edition of this hockey tournament is organized after two years gap which is scheduled to kick start from 20th October and will end on 30th October 2016. The tournament is host by Malaysia and all the matches will be played in Doha Kuantan, Malaysia. The Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 will run in the round-robin format where top six Asian team teams will battle for the title.
However, Pakistan is the defending champions of 2016 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy. “Men In Green” dominated Asian Hockey Championship tournament from last two years and remain unbeaten in the tournament so far. The total 20 matches are going to play in the tournament. This is going to be interesting to see which teams will make it to the finals. Let’s see the complete Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 schedule and match fixtures below. [Asian Hockey Champions 2016 Points Table]
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 Schedule
|Match 1||20 October 2016||18:00||Malaysia vs Pakistan|
|Match 2||20:30||India vs Japan|
|Match 3||21 October 2016||18:00||Pakistan vs Korea|
|Match 4||20:30||Malaysia vs China|
|Match 5||22 October 2016||18:00||India vs Korea|
|Match 6||20:30||China vs Japan|
|Match 7||23 October 2016||18:00||India vs Pakistan|
|Match 8||20:30||Malaysia vs Japan|
|Match 9||24 October 2016||18:00||Korea vs China|
|Match 10||25 October 2016||18:00||Pakistan vs Japan|
|Match 11||20:30||India vs China|
|Match 12||26 October 2016||18:00||Korea vs Japan|
|Match 13||20:30||Malaysia vs India|
|Match 14||27 October 2016||18:00||Pakistan vs China|
|Match 15||20:30||Korea vs Malaysia|
|Match 16||29 October 2016||15:30||5/6 Place Match|
|Match 17||18:00||Semi-Final 1|
|Match 18||20:30||Semi-Final 2|
|Match 19||30 October 2016||18:00||3/4 Place Match|
You can download the full schedule of the tournament here.
All the matches will be played in Kuantan, Malaysia
As per Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 schedule, the first match is between Malaysia and Pakistan while in the second match India will take on Japan on 20 October 2016. There will be total 20 matches to be played in the tournament. The final match of the Men’s Asian Hockey Champions 2016 is on 30 October 2016.
2016 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Squads
Indian Hockey Squad
PR Sreejesh (captain), Akash Chikte; Rupinder Pal Singh, Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar; Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Manpreet Singh (vice-captain), Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki; Talwinder Singh, SV Sunil, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah and Affan Yousuf.
Chief coach: Roelant Oltmans.
Japan Hockey Squad
Masahito Kunitomo, Takumi Chida, Daichi Kurokawa, Masaki Ohashi, Shota Yamada, Hirotaka Zendana, Kenji Kitazato, Kazuma Murata, Suguru Hoshi, Seren Tanaka, Hiromasa Ochiai, Tsubasa Yamamizu, Yuki Wakuri, Hiroki Sakamoto, Kenta Tanaka, Genki Mitsutani, Kentaro Fukuda and Kodai Watanabe.
Chief coach: Takahiko Yamahor.
Korea Hockey Squad – Yet did not announce
China Hockey Squad – Yet did not announce
Malaysia Hockey Squad –Yet did not announce
Pakistan Hockey Squad – Yet did not announce
In the Asian Hockey Championship, 2016 total six teams are participating Including India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Malaysia, Oman & South Korea. Whereas, Malaysia team will be getting home crowd support because this year’s Asian Hockey Championship going to happen in Malaysia only. However, Pakistan hockey team will be defending their title in this edition.
Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Past Winners
Whereas, India team won the first edition of the tournament against Pakistan in 2011. However, After that two consecutive years, Pakistan lifted the Asian Hockey Championship cup twice in a row at 2012 and 2013. While Indian hockey team made two final appearances in this tournament till now. Here is detail information about team standings in the Asian Hockey Championship
2016 Asian Hockey Championship TV Channels
Star Sports Network will broadcast this hockey tournament live on TV in India. The live streaming of the Asian Hockey Championship 2016 will available on their official website Hotstar and app.