KARACHI - Rich emirate Dubai, which boasts of world's biggest indoor sports complex, the Dubai Sports City and has held million dollar worth international tennis and golf events, has cited economic reasons for not hosting Asia Cup Hockey, it was learnt here Friday. The Asian Hockey Federation was all set to reap a financial bonanza from the ten-nation championships which is also qualifiers for 2010 World Cup hoping Dubai would approve holding the championship but the Asian body received a rude shock when the organisers in the Emirates informed that due to economic down turn it could not fulfill its promise to hold the event. Forced by circumstances beyond its control, the AHF went back to the Malaysian Hockey Federation to rescue the competition. The MHF acceded to the AHF request and decided to hold the event at an unknown hockey venue Kuantan, known as a top rated tourist resort about 250 kilometers away to the east of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, itself a reputed international hockey venue.Asia cup would be played between May 9-16. The winner of Asia Cup would earn an automatic place in 2010 World Cup while the next four finishers would complete in the world cup qualifiers in November. After Dubai expressed its inability to hold the event, the AHF went back to MHF which accepted the request even at a short notice. The tournament is expected to feature 10 teams - Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, and Sri Lanka.