Malaysian hockey players at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel. Chua Boon Huat, S. Kumar, Kelvinder Singh and Harwinder Singh join their muslim team-mates for buka puasa (breaking of fast, in the month of Ramadhan).
NATIONAL hockey team manager George Koshy on Monday hosted his players and officials to a "buka puasa" at a leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur, true to the 1Malaysia concept.
The players are in training for the New Zealand World Cup Qualifier on Nov 7-15, and George felt that they deserve a reward for putting in long hours even during the fasting month.
"This is just a simple thank you gesture to the players and officials who have been working hard to make an impact on the Qualifier," said George.
The odds are stacked against the national team as only the gold medallists in the six-team Qualifier advances to the New Delhi World Cup.
The others in Malaysia's group are Austria, Wales, Scotland and China.