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Bangladesh squad named for 10th Asia Cup Hockey

Update : 22 Sep 2017, 09:18 PM
The Bangladesh Hockey Federation Friday announced the final 18-man national squad for the 10th edition of the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey, scheduled to be held in Dhaka next month. The squad was announced from the residential training camp in Savar’s BKSP. Russel Mahmud Jimmy was once again given the responsibility of captaincy while striker Pushkor Khisa Mimo returned to the squad to boost the attacking line. Mimo was named vice captain as well.

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The selection committee as well as head coach Mahbub Harun made two changes from the squad that took part in the Hockey World League Round 2, which was held in Dhaka in February this year. Along with Mimo, forward Hasan Jubair Niloy also returned to the final squad. Meanwhile, with the participation of the top eight hockey countries from Asia, Dhaka will host Asia’s biggest hockey event after a span of 32 years. The home side however, were placed in a tough group along with top-ranked India, Pakistan and Japan in Pool A.

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They will begin the campaign against Pakistan in the inaugural day of the tournament on October 11. The tournament is scheduled to conclude on October 22.SquadAshim Gope, Abu Sayeed Nippon, Ashraful Islam, Khorshedur Rahman, Farhad Ahmed Shitul, Rezaul Karim Babu, Imran Hasan Pintu, Mamunur Rahman Chayan, Rumman Sarkar, Naeem Uddin, Hasan Jubair Niloy, Sarwar Hossain, Kamruzzaman Rana, Russel Mahmud Jimmy, Pushkor Khisa Mimo, Milon Hossain, Mainul Islam Kaushik and Arshad HossainStandbyBiplob Kuzur, Mahbub Hossain, Sohanur Rahman Sabuj and Deen Islam Emon
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