Pakistan plays Thailand in Junior Women Asia Cup

KARACHI: Striker Saman Islam, will lead Pakistan women hockey team against Thailand in the Group A match of the 5th Junior Women Asia Cup today at Malaysia''s Seremban Two Hockey Stadium.

Other teams in the Group are holders China, Japan and Malaysia while Group B bracketed three-time champions South Korea, India, Singapore and Chinese Taipei.

The event will be comprised 16 league matches, followed by 20th December semi-finals. Final and the positional matches will be held on December 21.

The top three of the event will join USA, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Chile, Egypt, England, Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Holland, New Zealand and South Africa in 6th Women''s Junior World Cup, slated to run at Harvard University, Boston (USA) from Aug 3-18, 2009.