AHF awards 2009 Senior Asia Cup hockey to Dubai

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Hyderabad, Jul 17 (UNI) In a bid to give a boost to the game in the continent, Dubai was today chosen as the venue for the 2009 Senior Asia Cup.

''The city of Dubai has been given the right to host the 2009 Senior Asia Cup, the dates for which will be finalised soon," Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Secretary General P Alagendra told mediapersons here.

The decision was taken after an AHF Council meting here. The AHF also decided to start the Asian Champions Trophy and an Asia-Europe Test series from next year.

''Apart from the Asia Cup, the AHF Council also decided to organise the first Asian Champions Trophy (both Men and Women) after the Asia Cup and the event would be participated by first four place holders in the Asia Cup. The dates for which will be finalised soon," Alagendra said.

''The members also planned to organise a six-match Test series between Asia and Europe. The first three matches will be played in Asia and the remaining three will be held in Europe,'' he added.


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