India in tough pool in CWG hockey event

Last Updated: May 21, 2010, 18:39 PM IST

New Delhi: A tough campaign awaits Indian
men`s hockey in this year`s Commonwealth Games as they have
been clubbed alongside world champions Australia and
arch-rivals Pakistan in the October 3-14 megaevent to be held
here.

Apart from Australia and Pakistan, India will face
Malaysia and Scotland in Pool A of the men`s event, while Pool
B consists of England, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and
Trinidad & Tobago.

According to the schedule released by the International
Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Commonwealth Games Federation
(CGF), Indian men will open their campaign against Malaysia on
October 5, followed by Australia (October 7), Scotland
(October 9) and Pakistan (October 10).

Meanwhile, in the women`s event, India are placed in Pool
A alongside Australia, South Africa, Scotland and Trinidad &
Tobago while England, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Wales
complete Pool B.

A total of 10 men`s and 10 women`s teams will compete in
the 11-day hockey tournament to be played on two pitches of
the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

Men:

Pool A: Australia, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Scotland

Pool B: England, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa,
Trinidad & Tobago.

Women:

Pool A: Australia, South Africa, India, Scotland,
Trinidad & Tobago.

Pool B: England, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Wales.
Match schedule (all times local, all matches on Pitch 1
unless stated):

Monday October 4:

Women Pool B, 10:30, New Zealand vs Wales;

Women Pool A, 13:00, South Africa vs Trinidad & Tobago;

Women Pool B, 16:00, Canada vs Malaysia;

Women Pool A, 18:00, India vs Scotland

Tuesday October 5:

Women Pool B, 08:30, England vs Wales;

Men Pool A, 10:30, Pakistan vs Scotland;

Women Pool A, 13:00, Australia vs Trinidad & Tobago;

Men Pool B, 14:00, New Zealand vs Trinidad & Tobago (Pitch 2);

Women Pool B, 16:00, New Zealand vs Malaysia ;

Men Pool B, 16:30, Canada vs South Africa (Pitch 2);

Men Pool A, 19:00, India vs Malaysia;

Women Pool A, 21:00, South Africa vs Scotland;

Wednesday October 6:

Men Pool A, 08:30, Australia vs Scotland;

Women Pool B, 11:00, Canada vs England;

Women Pool A, 13:30, India vs Australia;

Men Pool B, 15:30, England vs Trinidad & Tobago;

Men Pool B, 18:30, New Zealand vs South Africa;

Men Pool A, 20:30, Pakistan vs Malaysia;

Thursday October 7:

Women Pool A, 11:00, Scotland vs Trinidad & Tobago;

Women Pool B, 13:00, Malaysia vs Wales;

Men Pool A, 16:00, India vs Australia;

Men Pool B, 18:00, Canada vs England;

Friday October 8:

Women Pool A, 08:30, South Africa vs Australia;

Women Pool A, 10:30, Trinidad & Tobago vs India;

Women Pool B, 13:30, New Zealand vs England;

Men Pool B, 15:30, South Africa vs Trinidad & Tobago;

Women Pool B, 18:30, Wales vs Canada;

Men Pool A, 20:30, Malaysia vs Scotland;

Saturday October 9:

Men Pool B, 08:30, New Zealand vs England;

Men Pool A, 10:30, Pakistan vs Australia;

Women Pool A, 13:30, Australia vs Scotland;

Women Pool B, 14:00, England vs Malaysia (Pitch 2);

Men Pool B, 16:00, Trinidad & Tobago vs Canada;

Women Pool B, 16:30, New Zealand vs Canada (Pitch 2);

Men Pool A, 19:00, Scotland vs India;

Women Pool A, 21:00, South Africa vs India;

Sunday October 10:

Men Pool B, 12:00, England vs South Africa;

Men Pool B, 14:00, New Zealand vs Canada;

Men Pool A, 16:30, Australia vs Malaysia;

Men Pool A, 19:00, Pakistan vs India;

Monday October 11:

Women 9-10, 08:30, 5th Women Pool A vs 5th Women Pool B;

Women semifinal, 11:00, 1st Women Pool A vs 2nd Women

Pool B;

Women 5-6, 13:30, 3rd Women Pool A vs 3rd Women Pool B;

Women semifinal, 17:30, 1st Women Pool B vs 2nd Women

Pool A;

Women 7-8, 20:00, 4th Women Pool A vs 4th Women Pool B;

Tuesday October 12:

Men 9-10, 08:30, 5th Men Pool A vs 5th Men Pool B;

Men semifinal, 11:00, 1st Men Pool A vs 2nd Men Pool B;

Men 5-6, 13:30, 3rd Men Pool A vs 3rd Men Pool B;

Men semifinal, 17:30, 1st Men Pool B vs 2nd Men Pool A;

Men 7-8, 20:00, 4th Men Pool A vs 4th Men Pool B;

Wednesday October 13:

Women, 10:30, Bronze Medal Match

Women, 13:00, Gold Medal Match

Thursday October 14:

Men, 09:00, Bronze Medal Match

Men, 11:30, Gold Medal Match.

PTI

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