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Sri Lanka women's national field hockey team

The Sri Lanka women's national field hockey team represents Sri Lanka at international field hockey competitions for women. Sri Lanka is currently ranked under 40 FIH rating.July 2017 FIH Ratings The women's team was eligible to contest in the Hockey World League for the first time in its history after making its first appearance in the 2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League. Sri Lanka competed in the Round 1 (Asian category) of the Hockey World League for the season 2016-17 and they were knocked out of the first round claiming only 2 wins out of 6 pool matches.[2]

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
AssociationSri Lanka Hockey Federation
ConfederationAHF (Asia)
CoachSri Lanka M.A.M Ashraff
CaptainMadura Dharmaratne
FIH ranking
Current 52 Increase 3 (29 June 2019)[1]

Sri Lankan women's field hockey team also secured a silver medal in the field hockey competition which was part of the 2016 South Asian Games after losing to favourites India in the finals by a huge margin. It was also the first ever women's field hockey tournament to have contested in the South Asian Games.[3][4]

In 2003, Sri Lankan women team also won a silver medal in the AHF Women's field hockey tournament.[5]

Field hockey at the South Asian GamesEdit

Year Result Pld W D* L GS GA
India 2016 Runners-up 2 1 0 1 16 12

Hockey World LeagueEdit

Year Result Pld W D* L GS GA
Singapore 2016-17 Group stage 6 2 0 4 21 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka women's hockey team for Singapore". Daily News. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  3. ^ "Madura leads Sri Lanka Women's hockey team at SAF games". Daily News. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka v India -Women's Gold medal match (Field hockey at the 2016 South Asian Games)".
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka Women's Hockey Team". ThePapare.com. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2017-10-20.