The International Hockey Federation started a new chapter for Asian Hockey by announcing the First Champions Trophy to be held for Asian Men’s Hockey Team. Simultaneously, Ordos City in China is also the host of 2nd Asian Women’s Hockey Championship Trophy. Here are the tournament details for Men’s Hockey Championship.
- Schedule: Sept 3-11, 2011
Venue: Ordos Hockey Stadium, Ordos
Format: Pool and Final
Participants by Final Rank in Tournament: India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and China
Pool and Classification Matches
The 6 teams played a match each against each other, playing 5 matches each in the pool. The top two performers of the pool played the final and India defeated Pakistan to win the inaugral championship. In other classification matches for 3rd and 4th place Malaysia again defeated Japan in another exciting match between these two teams, while host China were forced to be happy just with participation as Korea drubbed them in the match for 5th position.
- India became the first team to win Men’s Asian Hockey Championship.
India remained the only unbeaten team in the tournament playing 6 matches, including the final.
Host China were the only team who could not win any match.
Indian Men’s Squad
- Captain: Rajpal Singh
Coach: Michael Nobbs
Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri, PR Sreejesh
Defenders: Sandeep Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Harpreet Singh.
Midfielders: Sardar Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Ignace Tirkey, Manpreet Singh, Manjit Kullu
Forwards: Rajpal Singh (captain), Danish Mujtaba, Sarvanjit Singh, SV Sunil, Ravi Pal, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Roshan Minz, Yuvraj Walmiki
Pakistan Men’s Squad
- Captain: Muhammad Imran
Deputy Captain: Shakeel Abbasi
Players: Mohammad Imran, Shakeel Abbasi, Imran Shah, Imran Butt, Mohammad Irfan, Rashid Mehmood, Syed Kashif Shah, Mohammad Rizwan Junior, Mohammad Tousiq, Shafqat Rasool, Waseem Ahmad, Rizwan Senior, Fareed Ahmed, Kashif Javed, Abdul Haseem Khan, Waqas Sharif, Mohammad Umar Bhutta and Ali Shan