EGYPT is among the seven teams which have confirmed their entries for the Azlan Shah Cup on May 6-16 at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh.
World No 2 Australia will be the team to beat for the title, while Malaysia will also get a sparring chance against India, Pakistan, South Korea, China and Egypt.
In last year’s edition, India defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the final.
MHF vice-president Datuk Dr. S.S. Cheema said even though the MHF are still looking for a foreign coach, Tai Beng Hai will start training the national players after the Malaysia Hockey League ends.
“Beng Hai will train the national players while the MHF continue talks with sponsors and the foreign coach. And we will announce the details on the foreign coach soon, as we too want him to arrive early and have more time to train the team for the Commonwealth and Asian Games,” said Dr Cheema.