BSS, Dhaka : The youth hockey players were back to business as they started their training camp on Thursday under the supervision of youth hockey team coach Mamunur Rashid ahead of the Men's U-21 Bangabandhu Asia Cup Hockey to be held next year. Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) acting general secretary Mohammad Yousuf said the players would go to Bangladesh Air Force's Bangabandhu Base today to stay there and would have practice in the afternoon. However, the players started practice at Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium from Thursday. The practice is scheduled to be held five days in a week. Replying to a question Yousuf informed that all the thirty six youth hockey players are physically and mentally fit for the camp after they were tested for Covid-19 negative. Ten countries will take part in the tournament. The ten countries are Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and host Bangladesh. Hosts Bangladesh have been pitted in the tough Group A of the ten-nation Bangabandu Under-21 Junior Asia Cup Hockey scheduled for January 21-30 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.
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