The Donghae Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2021 starts tomorrow on 5th December 2021 under challenging circumstances.
The Asian Hockey Federation regrets to have to announce that the Malaysian women’s team will not be able to play their matches on the 1st day (5th December 2021) and 2nd day (6th December 2021) of the tournament due to Covid-related issues.
AHF regrets the unfortunate situation that has arisen, in large part due to significant, very recent changes in local and Korean Covid protocols based on high new case numbers in the country and region as well as the appearance of the new Covid variant Omicron.
The Asian Hockey Federation and the Korean Hockey Association are doing their utmost to bring the Malaysian women’s team back later in the event. It is a key priority for us to allow all athletes and team staff who have trained, prepared and travelled for this amazing event to participate in it.