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Kazakh Trio Expelled From Asian Games Hockey

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Three Kazakh players have been expelled from the women's hockey tournament at the Asian Games after admitting they had played for Belarus at a World Cup qualifying tournament earlier this year.

Organizers announced their decision to ban Anastassiya Chsherbakova, Alessya Pyotukh, and Yuliya Mikheichik from competing further at Guangzhou.

The organizers awarded four of the matches to Kazakhstan's opponents with a score of 5-0.

Kazakhstan's 10-3 defeat against South Korea will stand.

compiled from agency reports