Chennai took over as the host city for the Asia Cup, a global hockey competition, in 2007. India defeated Korea 7-2 in the tournament’s championship match.
From August 3 to August 12, India will host the intriguing Asian Bosses Prize hockey competition in Chennai. The city will indeed host international matches in 16 years. At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in September, the prestigious continental competition, now in its seventh year, will take place before the hockey competition.
China, a hockey powerhouse in Asia, and Pakistan, a three-time champion, can’t seem to say they’re up for the challenge at City director Radhakrishnan Field. According to Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, the tournament’s location in the southern metropolis will aid in the sport’s revival in the region.
“It is without a doubt an extraordinary delight and distinction to have the Legend Asian Bosses Prize 2023 in Chennai,” the clergyman stated here on Monday. Chennai was once the hockey capital of South India and the site of various renowned public and global rivalries.
“I really accept that facilitating the Legend Asian Supervisors Prize here will reestablish the game locally,” the coordinator asserts. “I also believe that watching top Asian teams will also move younger people to seek after a lifelong in hockey.”
In 2007, Chennai hosted the Asia Cup, a major international hockey competition. India won the resistance by beating Korea 7-2 in the last. According to the facilitators, China and Pakistan would agree to cooperate by April 25. On the off chance that a Pakistani get-together participates in the event, adequate security will be given,” they communicated.
The champions of South Korea, Malaysia, and Japan are among the Asian Hockey Alliance winners. Additionally, in 2011, 2016, and 2018, India and Pakistan shared the tournament victory. In 2021, South Korea won the most recent tournament in Dhaka.
Bhola Nath Singh, Secretary General of Hockey India, promises that officials from the public league have already visited Chennai to confirm competition arrangements. He stated, “We are also keen on taking global matches to other states in the nation.” Odisha has hosted major international hockey tournaments in recent years.
“In recent years, Tamil Nadu has collaborated with a number of essential Hockey India Public Titles for players of all ages. The event will undoubtedly be remembered if all parties involved are prepared.” He stated that specialists from Hockey India recently visited the opponent’s site and observed the game plans.