Pakistan got off to a winning start in the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup when they defeated Canada 3-1 in Ipoh.
An international Hockey players resume is not complete if he has not played in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Shahnaz Sheikh, one of the greatest forwards in history, played for Pakistan from 1969-79,winning two World Cup golds and one World Cup silver, an Olympics silver and an Olympic bronze.
Samiullah Khan, the former captain of Pakistan, who played international hockey from 1973-82, was the greatest left winger of his time. Known for his marauding runs down the flank, Samiullah’s medal cabinet shows two World Cup goldsand one silver, an Olympic bronze medal, three Asian Games golds and an Asia Cup gold.
Pakistan’s hockey ties with Malaysia have a long history. Pakistan’s national side toured Malaysia for the first time in 1955. Before the inception of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the two nations mostly came across each other on the international arena at the Asian games/Asia Cup and sometimes at the Olympics and the World Cup.
His memory we cherish
By S THYAGARAJAN
The name evokes a mood of nostalgia, a myriad of moments, a multitude of memories, and above all, the magnificence of a man whose methods and manners manufactured the montage of Malaysian hockey across the globe and, of course, the melancholic thought of him not being with us.
Men's Black Sticks coach Colin Batch says dealing with tough conditions will be one of the biggest challenges facing his team at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which takes place in Malaysia tomorrow.
The 24th edition of the Azlan Shah Cup gets underway in Ipoh from April 5-12.
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Australia outclassed Malaysia 8-3 to lift their eigth title at the Azlan Shah Cup tonight. It was short of a master class performance but Australia punished Malaysia in the penalty corner department with Chris Cirello netting four of the goals.
Malaysia hammered China 7-3 to move to the top of the standings at the Azlan Shah stadium. And they did that without ace striker Faizal Saari who was suspended for a moment of madness in the match against Canada on Monday.
but what was more comforting was that seven different players scored the goals and that will surely boost their confidence in the final pool match on Saturday.