Bangladesh keen to beat Sri Lanka in hockey

January 30, 2010

Bangladesh hockey team seeks nothing but a win against Sri Lanka in its inaugural match in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG) at Moulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka today, reports TBT
The hockey competitions of the SAG start with the match between India and Nepal, beginning at 1pm, while Bangladesh is facing Sri Lanka in the second match at 3pm.
Bangladesh team has no injury scare and the players are in fine fettle, the Manager of Bangladesh hockey team Anvir Adil Khan said on Friday.
“There is a fine oneness among the players in the team and the boys are yearning to show their prowess against the Asian powerhouses. We’ve taken long preparations for the Games. We’re hoping the players will excel to fare good results, putting behind the disappointment of the previous edition,” Khan, the former Bangladesh international said. Bangladesh players will go into the today’s match hoping nothing short of a win against the islanders, he added. “Last time we lost a bronze losing to the Lankans.
But this time we don’t want to miss our target. Though we set a target to win a bronze in the Games, but it is not impossible for us to break into the top two,” a confident Khan said. Bangladesh finished fourth in the last SAG in 2006 out of four contenders.

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