Hockey India has announced a cash prize of Rs 2.00 lakh for every member of the victorious team in the Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup Championship. This squad secured victory over Pakistan through a penalty shoot-out in a thrilling finale in the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup. This tournament also acted as the qualification event for the FIH Men’s Hockey 5s World Cup Oman 2024. The thrilling encounter between the two teams ended in a 4-4 draw, with India ultimately prevailing over Pakistan 2-0 in the penalty shoot-out.
In the case of India, Mohammed Raheel netted the goal in 19th and 26th minutes, while Jugraj Singh scored in the 7th minute, and Maninder Singh in the 10th minute during regulation time. Later, Gurjot Singh and Maninder Singh contributed to India’s victory by scoring during the shootout.
Hey @BCCI, appreciate the good wishes! 🏆 We've lifted our trophy, and now, we're just waiting for you to join the celebration by winning the Asia Cup 🏆#AsiaCup2023 #AsianChampions https://t.co/gK6itjcxSD pic.twitter.com/gxzOKCfxka
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) September 2, 2023
To commemorate the team’s achievement, Hockey India has also chosen to reward each member of the support staff with a sum of Rs 1.00 lakh for their valuable contributions to the team’s victory in Oman.
Celebrating the team’s qualification for the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024 and their remarkable Gold medal victory, Dr. Dilip Tirkey, the President of Hockey India and recipient of the Padma Shri, stated:
“I wish to congratulate the team on a remarkable performance in Oman and for winning the tournament after a fierce competition.”
Champions of Asia!
Congrtulations to our incredible Indian Men's Hockey Team on winning Men's Hockey5s Asia Cup 2023 title by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan.
We're proud to announce that Hockey India will be awarding Rs 2 lakhs to each player and Rs 1 lakh to every member of… pic.twitter.com/XLcSfFcXWC
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) September 2, 2023
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