Bangladesh were placed in group ‘B’ along with Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Afghanistan in the Asian Games hockey qualifiers which will be being in Dhaka from March 13.
Meanwhile, Oman, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Qatar and Iran placed were placed in group ‘A’. Six teams from the preliminary tournament will go through to the next stage.
The Bangladesh national hockey team's last assignment was in Malaysia in the Asia Cup, where the team finished seventh out of eighth. In light of that poor performance, the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) general secretary said that they will sack Pakistani coach Naveed Alam if Bangladesh fail to qualify for the Asian Games.