The Men’s Hockey Asia Cup will burst into action on Monday in Jakarta Indonesia with eight teams in action.
The participating teams are India , Malaysia , Korea, Japan, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The match will be played between India and Pakistan on opening day.
The event takes on extra significance in the hockey calendar as not only do the winners rightfully call themselves champions of Asia but it is a qualifying event for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, Bhubaneswar - Rourkela.
This will be the 11th edition of the Men’s Asia Cup, the first time the competition was held was back in 1982, when Pakistan won the first of three consecutive gold medals, beating India into second place on each occasion