Asian Games 2023: After a year-long delay, the Asian Games kicks off on September 23 in Hangzhou, China with the opening ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday. India sent a 655-member contingent for the sporting spectacle and the contingent will be competing in 41 disciplines. Even though the opening ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, a few sporting events get underway on Tuesday, September 19.
Four events are being held on Tuesday. India will also be in action on two of those events. Cricket (Women’s), Football (Men’s), Volleyball (Men’s) and Beach Volleyball (Men’s and Women’s) are being held on the first day. India will compete in Football and Volleyball, while the nation’s cricket event is scheduled later.
India’s schedule on September 19
The Indian Men’s team will face Cambodia in a Preliminary Pool C game. The match will start at 4:30 PM IST. The Sunil Chhetri-led Indian team will be facing China in a Pool A game at 5 PM IST.
India vs Cambodia (Volleyball) Pool C game – 4:30 PM IST
India vs China (Football) Pool A game – 5 PM IST
When and where to watch in India?
Fans can catch the action live from the comfort of their homes at Sony Sports Network. The live streaming will be available on SonyLiv.
Indian men’s football squad for the Asian Games:
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav
Midfielders: Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto
Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Narender Gahlot, Deepak Tangri, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga
Goalkeepers: Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem
India men’s Volleyball squad
Amit, Vinit Kumar, S Ammarambath, Muthusamy Appavu, Hari Prasad, Rohit Kumar, Manoj Lakshmipuram Manjunatha, U Mohan, Ashwal Rai, Santhosh Sahaya Anthoni Raj, Guru Prasanth Subramanian Venkatasubbu, Erin Varghese
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