Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Schedule of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 announced


Seven teams to participate in the tournament this time

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which will host its 25th edition this year will feature 7 teams this year instead of usual 6. The tournament organizers were hoping to celebrate the silver jubilee edition featuring 8 teams but the Olympics preparations of top teams like Germany and Netherlands forced the organizers to have this edition a 7 team affair.

The 2016 edition of the tournament will have the likes of Japan, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and hosts Malaysia participating. 


The tournament will also help the teams participating the the Olympics to work on their strengths and weaknesses along with finding out the best  team composition. Out of the teams participating only India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be participating in the Olympics. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 will begin on 6th April with Japan taking on India while the finals of the tournament will be played on 16th April among the top two teams of the round robin format. 

Once again all eyes will be on the encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan who will face each other on April 12 in the second match of the day.

Australia has been the most successful team of the tournament winning the title 8 times and are followed by India who have won the title 5 times.


Following is the schedule of Sultan Azlan Shah 2016:


Date
Team
VS
Team
6th April
Japan
vs
India

Pakistan
vs
Canada

New Zealand
vs
Malaysia
7th April
Australia
vs
India

New Zealand
vs
Canada

Japan
vs
Malaysia
8th April
Rest Day
9th April
Japan
vs
Canada

New Zealand
vs
Pakistan

Australia
vs
Malaysia
10th April
Australia
vs
Pakistan

Japan
vs
New Zealand

Canada
vs
India
11th April
Rest Day
12th April
Australia
vs
New Zealand

Pakistan
vs
India

Canada
vs
Malaysia
13th April
New Zealand
vs
India

Australia
vs
Japan

Pakistan
vs
Malaysia
14th April
Rest Day
15th April
Japan
vs
Pakistan

Australia
vs
Canada

Malaysia
vs
India
16th April
5/6th Placing

3/4th Placing

Final



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