Revington Prepares Squad for Asia Cup

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With the 9th Asia Cup starting on August 24, the Malaysian squad, under coach Paul Revington, was in town for three days of training till Thursday, August 15.

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The first day of training saw the squad going through their routines with Revington consistently

Coach Revington
Coach Revington

reminding them to keep moving.

According to Revington, the three-day stint was for the players to get used to the pitch again. Training was held every morning and evening each day.

When asked which Asian team would be Malaysia’s strongest contender, Revington replied that all teams were equally good and would put up a challenge. “However, we want to win and make it to the World Cup.”

The team had a good 6-day break since Raya and now is tuning up to produce results.

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Regarding Chua Boon Huat, Revington said the whole team missed him and described his sudden demise as untimely and also unfortunate. He would name Chua’s replacement on Friday, after the training stint.

Meanwhile, Perak Hockey Association stated that all the teams would check-in by Thursday, August 22 with the Indian team arriving on Saturday, August 17. The association has revised the match schedule, a copy of which is posted below.

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