KUANTAN, April 25 (Bernama) -- Former national hockey squad captain, Shahrun Nabil is among three players dropped from the national squad for the Champions Challenge 1 Hockey Tournament which kicked off at the Kuantan Hockey Stadium here Friday.
Two other players, Muhammad Razie Abd Rahim and Ramadan Rosli were also dropped due to injuries.
National hockey Chief coach, Muhammad Dhaarma Raj Abdullah said it was a difficult decision as the 21 players listed were the best.
Nonetheless, he said the performance shown by the players drove him to field the strongest possible team.
"The 18 players were selected based on their performance in a series of friendly matches against China, Ireland and Poland.....