India to open Azlan Shah campaign against NZ
Posted on: 09:26 AM IST Mar 28, 2012
New Delhi: Five-time winners India will open their campaign at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia against New Zealand on May 24.
Besides India, Great Britain, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Argentina and host Malaysia are the other participating teams.
The opening match of the 21st edition of the competition will be played between Pakistan and Argentina in Ipoh, while the final to be played on June 3.
The seven-nation tournament will be played on a round-robin league format, with play-offs to take place on the last day. India have won the tournament in 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and 2010.