KUANTAN: The Asian Hockey Federation has announced the schedule for the eighth Asia Cup Hockey Tournament according to which Pakistan will play their first match on May 9 against China.

The Asia Cup hockey Tournament will be played from May 9 to 16 in the Malaysian city of Kuantan.

The tournament has been divided into two pools. Pool A consists of Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka while pool B includes Pakistan, India, China and Bangladesh.

Pakistan will play against China on May 9, India on May 10 and Bangladesh on May 12.

Final and the match for third position will be played on May 16.