Saturday, November 20, 2010


Three Kazakhstan players have been thrown out of the Asian Games women's field hockey tournament after they admitted representing Belarus in a World Cup qualifier.

Asian Games organisers have awarded four of the matches to Kazakhstan's opponents with a score of 5-0 while retaining South Korea's scoreline because of a bigger victory margin.

Technical delegate Mathavas Deavadas said in a statement Saturday that Alessya Pyotukh, Yulliya Mikheichik and Anastassiya Chsherbakova "admitted they represented Belarus" at the Russian city of Kazan in April.

Kazakhstan won 3-0 against Thailand, but lost to South Korea (10-3), Japan (4-1), China (3-0) and Malaysia (4-2).

Kazakhstan plays its last preliminary round match against India on Saturday.