The 2022 Men’s Asian Hockey Federation Cup Champions trophy will be played in Jakarta. For this tournament Sri Lanka Men’s team left the Island on March 7 Monday According to the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Hockey Federation R. Maheswaran, this all important tournament will be held from March 10 to 20. Sri Lanka team is in group “A” along with China, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and the team participating in group “B” are Oman, Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran. Sri Lankas first game is with Uzbekistan.
Minister of Youth and Sports who is giving a big hand for sports has approved the team.According to news the team is packed with some talented players who are sure to give their best in this tournament. The team was well guided by the foreign coach Kim Jung Chut and head Coach M.M. Rifas, both of them have given their best to put the team on the correct path The team is made of players from Army,Navy, Police, Air Froce and one player from Matale
The side: D.M. Wijesinghe (captain, Army) Tharanga Gunawardene (Deputy Skipper Air Force), T.K.Heendeniya , M.C.R. Fernando , M.I.K. Jayasundara, K.N. D de Silva,S.S. de Costa, .M.S. Weerasooriya, D.R.S. Nimanka, M.G.Snajeewa, K.H. Thilakasiri, . L.G. Weerasooriya, R.M.A. Suresh, R.D. Kulatunge, .P.U. Fernando, S.S. Priyalanka, Vipul Danushka, D.L. Bandara, .Y.D.Alwis, .D.P. Ranasinghe.(M.M. Rifas head coach and Pulathsi Lanerolle Assistant Coach), K.Jayaratnam is the Chef de Mission, R.Mahewswaran team Manager, N.N. de Alwis Assistant Manager, A.G. Gamage Physiotherapist. M.J.M. Nawshad is the Umpire and . Roshan Hemantha judge,the president of the Sri Lnka Hockey Federation Kamal. Pushpakuamra will also join the team on the tour.