Hockey fans get another chance to watch the Asian Games Bronze Medalist Women’s Hockey team in action as the leading sports broadcaster, Sony Sports Network, is the official broadcaster and Sony LIV is the official streaming partner of the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Ranchi from October 27 to November 5, 2023.
The continental tournament will feature India alongside Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand and will entail a total of 20 matches. The tournament will start with a match between Japan and Malaysia on October 27, 2023, from 4:00 PM IST onward while the Indian Women’s Hockey Team under the able leadership of Captain Savita and her deputy Deep Grace Ekka will play their first game against Thailand on October 27, 2023, from 8:30 PM IST onward.
With Asian Games Gold medalist China also in the fray, the Indian team will vie for a stronger show in their backyard and lift the trophy for the first time since 2016.
Commenting on it, Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer – Distribution & International Business and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said: “After the medal-winning performance of our women’s team at the Hangzhou, Asian Games, it gives us immense pleasure that we are getting another opportunity to bring high-octane field-hockey action to the fans with the best from Asia battling it out for glory at the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy and that too in India. We are looking forward to a successful tournament and hope that we will be able to attract a new set of fans to the sport.”
Meanwhile, Dilip Tirkey, President, Hockey India, said: “We are delighted to have Sony Sports Network as the official broadcaster for Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023. The women’s team has had a successful campaign in Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games winning the bronze medal and will continue to strive for better in this tournament.”
“Hockey fans will be delighted to watch leading Asian countries vying for top honours in this tournament and with Sony Sports Network on board, we urge everyone to watch our team fight for glory,” he added.