Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kuantan to host Champions Challenge I

THE International Hockey Federation (FIH) yesterday announced that Malaysia will
host the men's 2014 Champions Challenge 1 at the Kuantan Stadium on April 26 to
May 4.
   The women's event will be held in Scotland, starting one day later but finishing on

May 4.
  The tournament offers the champion a berth to the 2016 Champions Trophy, and 13th

ranked Malaysia will battle with New Zealand (currently 5th), Spain (joint 6th), South
Korea (joint 6th), South Africa (12th), Canada (14th), Ireland (15th) and Japan (16th).
    Kuantan received two new blue pitches in April last year, and the main field can seat

7.500 spectators and around 3.500 for the second pitch.
   The venue has hosted the Asia Cup in 2009 and women's World League Round 1 in