Twenty four winters ago, a seed was sown in one of the Asian hockey’s enduring hockey bastions, Karachi in Pakistan. It was Asian Hockey Federation’s baby, Junior Asia Cup, which has now grown into a vibrant sporting event of Asia.
Early symptoms of hockey nations’ rise and fall were seen on this sporting genre, guiding them to proper development of sport in the continent. Later when the Junior Asia Cup was recognized as the qualifier for the Junior World Cup the otherwise competitive and much expected event has attained all contours of another of serious tournament, evoking in its way much interest among the pros and connoisseurs alike.
The AHF in fact added another feather to its cap, when, eight years after Asia Cup was put on place, it came out with a junior version.
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