Akashdeep to lead India in Junior Asia Cup hockeyApril 11th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Forward Akashdeep Singh will be leading the 18-member Indian hockey squad for the 7th Junior Asia Cup at Malacca, Malaysia from May 3-13.
Besides India and hosts Malaysia, the other participating teams are Bangladesh, China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
India won the last two editions of the championship at Karachi and Chennai in 2004 and 2008. This tournament will be the qualifier for the Junior World cup to be held in 2013.
Selection trials were conducted at SAI Centre, Bangalore, April 6-7 April by Hockey India (HI)selectors B.P. Govinda, Syed Ali and Balbir Singh, alongwith government observer Harbinder Singh.
Goalkeepers: Sushant Tirkey, Keshav Dutt
Defenders: Sukhmanjit Singh, Amit Rohidas (vice-captain), Sampath Kumar
Midfielders: Pardeep Mor, Harjit Singh, Surender Kumar, Gurmail Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, Satbir Singh, Munish Rana
Forwards; Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh (captain), P.L. Thimmanna, Malak Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Naveen Antil
Standbys: Bhisham Singh Phairembam (goalkeeper), Gaganpreet Singh (defender), Amit Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Amon Mirash Tirkey, Talwinder Singh (all midfielder), Ranjit Singh and Parvinder Singh (both forwards)
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