Come October 27, and Ranchi will witness Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023.
This international hockey event will take place at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astro Turf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi from 27th October 27 to November 5.
The defending Champions Japan Women’s Hockey Team arrived in Ranchi on Sunday morning for the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023. Japan were accorded a warm welcome at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi.
Japan are set to face formidable opponents including Malaysia, China, Korea, Thailand, and hosts India.
Now,the stage is set for a thrilling exhibition of sporting prowess, where these Asian powerhouses will collide in a spectacular showcase of skill, determination, and unwavering passion for the game.
Japan will be up against Malaysia in the tournament opener on 27th October.
It's worth noting that Japan have a history of success in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy, having clinched the title in both the 2013 and 2021 editions of this prestigious competition.
Japan also finished as runners-up in 2010, while in 2011 and 2016, they finished third in the tournament. Japan’s sights are now firmly set on defending their hard-earned Women's Asian Champions Trophy title.
Speaking on the team’s preparation for the tournament, Japan’s Captain Yuri said, "We are thoroughly prepared for this tournament and deeply moved by the warm welcome we have received in Ranchi, which serves as a tremendous source of motivation."
Apparently, Japan’s objective is to emerge as the top team in this tournament and defend the elusive title.
The matches will be broadcast on Sony Sports Ten 5 SD and HD, as well as live streamed on SonyLiv.